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Colloquium on Narrative & Belief

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March 22 - March 23, 2024
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Ohio Union - Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room - 2nd Floor Room 2144 - 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210

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2024-03-22 09:00:00 2024-03-23 18:00:00 Colloquium on Narrative & Belief Please join us for the Colloquium on NARRATIVE and Belief.SpeakersBrian Collins, Ohio UniversityMelissa Curley, Ohio State UniversitySeth Gaiters, University of North Carolina at WilmingtonSarah Iles Johnston, Ohio State UniversitySabina Magliocco, University of British ColumbiaCarman Romano, Bryn Mawr CollegeCaroline Toy, Champlain CollegeHow do narratives generate belief? What constitutes a belief narrative? By bringing together scholars from across the Humanities, this colloquium generates an interdisciplinary dialogue about belief and narratives in different cultural contexts, from ancient Greece to contemporary popular culture. Are particular narrative forms more suited to expressing or fostering belief? Are fictional narratives valid sources for believing—and can one call a narrative ‘fictional’ and still believe in/through it? Speakers will spark attendees to comparatively examine the dynamics of belief in and around such culturally-embedded narratives.Narrative and Belief ColloquiumMarch 22-23, 2024Schedule of Events All events will be held in the Founders Room at the Ohio Union.Friday, March 229:00am          Breakfast for presenters and pre-registered attendees                                            9:45am          Welcome and intellectual framing10:30am        First panel Brian Collins, “Religion and Other True Ghost Stories: Introducing the Haunting and Human Sacrifice Complex”Seth Gaiters, “Re-membering Michael Brown: Religion and Die-In Rituals of Grieving”Carman Romano, “Hesiod’s Didactic Horrors”12:00pm        Lunch for presenters1:00pm          Second panelMelissa Curley, “Urine Trouble: Bawdy Humor in Two Buddhist Stories”Sarah Iles Johnston, “Religion in the Flanaverse”Sabina Magliocco, title forthcomingCaroline Toy, “’Shut up, I’m piloting the freakin’ TARDIS’: Narrative, Ostension, and the Real Lives of Secondary Worlds”2:45pm           Coffee break3:00pm           Discussion, all panelists – “Emerging Themes in the Study of Narrative and Belief”4:00pm           ClosingSaturday, March 239:15am            Breakfast for presenters and pre-registered attendees10:00am          Discussion, all panelists – “Method and the Interdisciplinary Study of Narrative”11:00am          Methods and disciplines audience Q&A12:00pm          Lunch for presenters  Ohio Union - Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room - 2nd Floor Room 2144 - 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210 Department of Classics classics@osu.edu America/New_York public

Please join us for the Colloquium on NARRATIVE and Belief.

Speakers

Brian Collins, Ohio University
Melissa Curley, Ohio State University
Seth Gaiters, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Sarah Iles Johnston, Ohio State University
Sabina Magliocco, University of British Columbia
Carman Romano, Bryn Mawr College
Caroline Toy, Champlain College


How do narratives generate belief? What constitutes a belief narrative? By bringing together scholars from across the Humanities, this colloquium generates an interdisciplinary dialogue about belief and narratives in different cultural contexts, from ancient Greece to contemporary popular culture. Are particular narrative forms more suited to expressing or fostering belief? Are fictional narratives valid sources for believing—and can one call a narrative ‘fictional’ and still believe in/through it? Speakers will spark attendees to comparatively examine the dynamics of belief in and around such culturally-embedded narratives.

Narrative and Belief Colloquium
March 22-23, 2024
Schedule of Events

 

All events will be held in the Founders Room at the Ohio Union.

Friday, March 22

9:00am          Breakfast for presenters and pre-registered attendees                                            

9:45am          Welcome and intellectual framing

10:30am        First panel 

Brian Collins, “Religion and Other True Ghost Stories: Introducing the Haunting and Human Sacrifice Complex”
Seth Gaiters, “Re-membering Michael Brown: Religion and Die-In Rituals of Grieving”
Carman Romano, “Hesiod’s Didactic Horrors”

12:00pm        Lunch for presenters

1:00pm          Second panel

Melissa Curley, “Urine Trouble: Bawdy Humor in Two Buddhist Stories”
Sarah Iles Johnston, “Religion in the Flanaverse”
Sabina Magliocco, title forthcoming
Caroline Toy, “’Shut up, I’m piloting the freakin’ TARDIS’: Narrative, Ostension, and the Real Lives of Secondary Worlds”

2:45pm           Coffee break

3:00pm           Discussion, all panelists – “Emerging Themes in the Study of Narrative and Belief”

4:00pm           Closing

Saturday, March 23

9:15am            Breakfast for presenters and pre-registered attendees

10:00am          Discussion, all panelists – “Method and the Interdisciplinary Study of Narrative”

11:00am          Methods and disciplines audience Q&A

12:00pm          Lunch for presenters

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