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Narrative conference hosted by University of Chichester in 2021

Narrative comes to Chichester in 2021

THE University of Chichester is proud to announce that it will host the international academic conference for the Narrative Society of America in June 2021.

The society is a leading organisation in the global promotion of arts and humanities scholarship investigating the power of words, storytelling and narrative communication.

The 2021 organizers at Chichester, Dr Tommy Lynch (Philosophy), Professor Hugo Frey (English and History), Erica Peters (History) and Visiting Professor Dick Ellis (Literature), are delighted to be hosting three renowned international key note speakers.

Professor Ann Rigney (Utrecht University) and Professor David Scott (Columbia University) will share their interdisciplinary academic research on narrative and its role in society.

They will be joined by the internationally-acclaimed graphic novelist Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan: Guardian Book of the Year, Building Stories, Rusty Brown, among others).

Dr Lynch explains: "This is a significant international academic gathering which will explore a wide range of historical, philosophical and creative uses of narrative communication. This meeting is the scholarly venue to debate and investigate the field of narrative."

The Narrative 2020 conference in New Orleans begins next week where Professor Frey will represent the University of Chichester following the success of his book (co-edited) Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel which was recently voted a book of the year by the prestigious American library association journal, Choice.

For more about Humanities degree courses at the University of Chichester go to www.chi.ac.uk/humanities.