Narrative Matters 2023

Tampere University, 15–17 June, 2023
Tampere University Main Building, City Centre Campus
Address: Kalevantie 4

Instrumental Narratives: Narrative Studies and the Storytelling Boom

The conference positions narrative scholars in the midst of the storytelling boom. Everyone is urged to share their story today, from consumers to multinational corporations, from private citizens to nation states. Storytelling consultants are thriving in today’s storytelling economy, but where are narrative scholars? Do the professional analyzers and theorizers of narrative have a say in the current storytelling boom? How to engage in a societal dialogue and debate as a narrative scholar?

Featured topics:

storytelling boom and its social relevance
novel ways of storytelling today
emergent methods, ideas, and issues in narrative studies

Venue: Tampere University Main Building, City Centre Campus

Main organizers

Maria Mäkelä, Matti Hyvärinen & Mari Hatavara (Tampere University, Narrare) // Hanna Meretoja (University of Turku, SELMA) // Merja Polvinen (University of Helsinki) // Instrumental Narratives