From Lotta Strandberg’s email:
Please distribute this information among your PhD candidates.
PhD course Narrative Possibilities: Human rights and the art of storytelling (2,5 ects) in Drammen in June 22-23.6.2023.
The course description is attached but here is a brief description of the content:
Human rights is a profoundly interdisciplinary topic, approachable from a broad variety of
scholarly perspectives and susceptible to a range of methodological approaches. Following
the ‘narrative turn’ that has exerted such influence across academia in recent decades, this
course has two core aims: to investigate the ways in which the study of narrative is uniquely
equipped to illuminate dimensions of human rights issues less easily accessible to other
modes of textual representation; and to explore how storytelling practices condition our
understanding of the world, and, by extension, scholarly engagements with human rights
issues within and beyond the humanities. Beyond the specific domain of human rights, the
course addresses the broader question of why it is important for scholars and students who
deal with different aspects of the human existence – historians, psychologists, lawyers,
social scientists, and medics, to name a few – to have an understanding of the fundaments
of narrative theory, and explores a variety of answers to this increasingly salient question.
The deadline for registration is 14 April.