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  • Date and time: Friday 11 March 2022, 2pm to 3pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join us for a webinar exploring the opportunities and limitations of narratives in the area of environmental challenges.

About this event

Narratives can be extremely powerful. We often use narratives (sometimes in the form of stories) in the area of environmental challenges to help us to understand and communicate problems, develop solutions, and map possible future scenarios. However, ensuring that these narratives adequately capture complex reality is difficult. This webinar is targeted broadly at those working on environmental challenges, but with all disciplines being welcome. In it, we draw on an approach from literary studies to help us to incorporate critical awareness of the limitations of narratives into our communicative strategies.

Following this webinar, you'll also be invited to attend a focused workshop (Thursday 31st March, 2pm-4pm) which explores this topic in greater depth.

This project includes Prof. Richard Walsh (English and Related Literature), Prof. Lindsay Stringer (Environment and Geography) and Prof. Jon Pitchford (Mathematics and Biology) and is part of the NERC Discipline Hopping for Environmental Solutions programme.

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