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Making Stories in the Early Modern World

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Victoria University in the University of Toronto

91 Charles Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1K5

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Investigating how scholars try to recover, understand and retell stories from the early modern period

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Making Stories in the Early Modern World seeks to investigate how scholars try to recover, understand and retell stories from the early modern period. Inspired by the work of Elizabeth and Thomas Cohen, this three-day international conference brings together scholars to explore local and global developments in storytelling, narrativity, constructions of identity, community and alterity across geographies, cultures and faiths. We will explore how people from diverse backgrounds and parts of the world, and in diverse media, used narratives to construct, negotiate and challenge identity, community, and space. While we seek to recover the stories individuals told, and through them try to understand their worlds, we will also critically engage with the possibilities and limitations of this endeavor. We will analyze the immediate and long-term consequences of stories told and histories created, reproduced and fortified over the centuries, as well as the epistemological and ethical dimensions of attempting to retell past peoples’ stories to contemporary audiences.

Please note that this conference takes place at two locations:

  • Friday, November 1, 2019: York University
  • Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019: Victoria University in the University of Toronto

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Victoria University in the University of Toronto

91 Charles Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1K5

Canada

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