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The Art of Collaborative Storytelling: A Discussion on Arts-based Representations of Narrative Contexts

Jones, Kip (2006) The Art of Collaborative Storytelling: A Discussion on Arts-based Representations of Narrative Contexts. In: Narrative, Memory & Knowledge: Representations, Aesthetics, Contexts. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 185-196.

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      The call has been sounded asking social scientists to develop designs of
      enquiry and dissemination which rest on processes of art rather than science
      and to represent the subjects of biographic research with the complexity we
      associate with literature and works of art more generally (Clough, 2004;
      Denzin and Lincoln, 1994, 2002; Hollway and Jefferson, 2000; Sandelowski,
      1991; Rorty, in Hiley et al., 1991). The emerging synthesis of the arts and
      social sciences presents challenges to the methodological-philosophical
      foundations of knowledge. At the very heart of this matter is knowledge
      transfer. The need for innovation in dissemination of detailed descriptive
      information has, until recently, been neglected in the social sciences. As
      collage-makers, narrators of narrations, dream weavers - narrative researchers
      are natural allies of the arts and humanities. Possibilities include, but are not
      limited to, performance, film, video, audio, graphic arts, new media (CD ROM,
      web-based production), poetry and so forth.
      The format of my presentation at the Narrative & Memory Research Group
      5th Annual Conference at the University of Huddersfield (April 2005) was
      performative, collaborative and conversational. Through the use of three audiovisual
      PowerPoint presentations, an attempt was made to revisit the arts and
      humanities in search of lenses through which the intricacies of social science
      data might be represented. At the conference, I explored examples of
      (re)presentation from my own biographic narrative work and discussed the
      potential of use of various media (studio recording, audio/visuals, etc.); I then
      shared several examples of visual/arts-based production through the three short
      narrative sequences described below (audio/visual links available on my

      Item Type: Book Chapter
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      Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 10:30
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:11


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