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Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Perspectives

Irene Maria F. Blayer and Monica Sanchez

This interdisciplinary collection of sixteen readings from the International Conference on Storytelling (1999), serves as a bridge between the academic and the non-academic world by incorporating essays from scholars as well as storytellers. Topics covered include education, ethnolinguistics, First Nations studies, folklore, linguistics, literature, psychology, and sociology.
Contents: Kay Stone: Stones on the Mountain: Crossing Borders into a Story – Brian W. Sturm: Lost in a Story: Modeling Storytelling and Storylistening – Corrado Federici: Tracking the limits of Interpretation: A Reading of the Novels of Umberto Eco – Elena De Costa: Voices of Conscience: The Power of Language in the Latin American Testimonio – Erika Behrisch: On the Trail of an Arctic Tale: Tracing Sir John Franklin in Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins’s The Frozen Deep – Karen Seago: Constructing the Witch – Ernesto Virgulti: The Medieval Legend of the Eaten Heart – Allyson Wenzowski/Debi Keir-Nicholson: The Geist of the Grimms – Nila Friedberg: Rhyme as Reason: Conjunct Verbs in Ojibwe Storytelling – Janet Maybin: Voices, Morals, and Identity in the Conversational Narratives of Ten-to-Twelve-Years-Olds – Joan Swann: A Man Amongst Men: The Intersection of Verbal, Visual, and Vocal Elements in an Oral Narrative.