Narrative and Interdisciplinarity

27 November 2012

School of English

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

What do different disciplines identify as narrative? What are the methodologies they mobilize to narrativize knowledge in their respective fields? What are the limits assigned to narrative in each field, its strategies, its strengths and weaknesses, its implications for the production of specific systems of meaning? What new forms of interaction are developing between the humanities, traditionally the depository of privileged insight into storytelling practices, and social and natural sciences that are becoming increasingly aware of their involvement in representational structures? Can narrative become a new space of encounter between humanist and scientific world views?

The symposium on narrative and interdisciplinarity will address some of these questions in its attempt to foreground narrative’s increasingly crossdisciplinary character and to investigate the possibilities that are opening up for new kinds of interdisciplinary collaboration. It is organized by the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with the generous support of the university’s Research Committee and the valuable contribution of the Museum of Byzantine Culture (Thessaloniki).

Effie Yiannopoulou

AUTH Research Committee
Museum of Byzantine Culture