Finlands Akademi
Finansieringsbeslut
 
Sökande / Kontakt person Mäkelä, Maria
Organisation Tammerfors universitet
Projektets titel Instrumental Narratives: The Limits of Storytelling and New Story-Critical Narrative Theory
Beslutnr 314768
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2018
Finansiering 1 543
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Beskrivning av projektet
"Instrumental Narratives: The Limits of Storytelling and New Story-Critical Narrative Theory" develops ideas and analytical instruments that will equip researchers, professional groups and non-academic audiences to navigate today’s social and textual environments that are dominated by storytelling. We put contemporary literary fiction in dialogue with the manipulative stories that spread around the internet, in order to reveal the dubious relationship that some narratives have with identity, truth, politics, and complex systems such as climate change. In order to confront these issues, we reveal the sophisticated story-critical ideas and techniques offered by works of contemporary fiction. The project brings together the nationally leading and internationally renowned scholars of narrative at the Universities of Tampere, Turku and Helsinki.