CNR Graduate Programme, 2018–19
Narrative Research master’s level course
September 2018–January 2019.
Course code: SC7301
Distance learning, onsite and online tutorials, group meetings/Skype
30 Masters credits
The short course in Narrative Research at the Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London, is a unique interdisciplinary programme, drawing on social sciences and the humanities to provide graduate-level education in narrative theories and methods, gives students experience in the application of narrative concepts and analysis to particular fields. In addition, the programme develops more general skills of review, criticism, and team and individual research, all within the context of narrative research.
The course provides 30 UK postgraduate Masters (Level 7) credits. It can be taken singly or in combination, alongside other UEL Masters’ level modules. The module is suitable for participants from many disciplinary backgrounds. Participants take it as part of Masters programmes, as part of PhD training, as skills development for research in applied and community settings, and in order to expand their methodological range as academic researchers.
This module provides students with an overview of the range of narrative research methodologies. Beginning with an exploration of the meaning of narrative, the module outlines Labovian methods, biographical methods and context-oriented methods. It then considers three key fields of narrative research: oral and personal narratives; written narratives (including autobiographies and letters); visual narratives; digital narratives; and process, activity and embodied narratives. Through a range of theoretical perspectives, we shall be attempting to address a number of questions; for instance: How do people come to see themselves as distinct subjects about whom a story can be told? What role do memory, ideology, sense of audience, etc. play in people’s accounts of their lives? How do class, ethnicity, gender and other social characteristics shape the stories people tell? What do we look for when we analyse accounts of people’s lives?
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For upcoming in-person or Skype discussion of this programme. Please note that the next UEL Postgraduate Open Evening is on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 5pm-8pm, University Square Stratford (or Skype by arrangement: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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