Working With Stories

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Qualitative Research Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (MDT)
Room: 8229, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Jennifer Kitson, Mahbubur Meenar, Megan Bucknum
Chairs: Jennifer Kitson

Call for Submissions

Paper Session Title: Working With Stories

Organizers: Jen Kitson, Mahbubur Meenar, Megan Bucknum (Rowan University)

Sponsored by the Qualitative Research (QRSG) and Cultural Geography (CGSG) Specialty Groups

Geographers have both a long tradition and a renewed interest in employing humanities and arts-based methods of stories and storytelling (Lorimer and Parr 2014; Leeuw et al 2017). From oral history and public geographies to nonrepresentational theories, stories afford critical insights into geographical worldings (Cameron 2012), which are increasingly digitized through mobile media and mapping platforms (Farman 2015). What can (and can’t) stories do? This session seeks to explore varied practices and traditions of engaging stories, storytelling, story collecting, curating, and cartography in geographical scholarship. We invite story-led papers of all kinds, especially (but no limited) to those working within the purview of historical, cultural, and qualitative geography, geohumanities, geoaesthetics, public history, geography, and planning.

Please send abstracts (250 words or less) and AAG PINs to kitson@rowan.edu, meenar@rowan.edu, and bucknum@rowan.edu by/on Oct. 25th.


Works Cited
Cameron, Emilie. 2012. “New Geographies of Story and Storytelling.” Progress in Human Geography 36 (5): 573–92.
Farman, Jason. 2015. “Stories, Spaces, and Bodies: The Production of Embodied Space through Mobile Media Storytelling.” Communication Research and Practice 1 (2): 101–16.
Leeuw, Sarah de, Margot W. Parkes, Vanessa Sloan Morgan, Julia Christensen, Nicole Lindsay, Kendra Mitchell-Foster, and Julia Russell Jozkow. 2017. “Going Unscripted: A Call to Critically Engage Storytelling Methods and Methodologies in Geography and the Medical-Health Sciences.” The Canadian Geographer 61 (2): 152–64.
Lorimer, Hayden, and Hester Parr. 2014. “Excursions – Telling Stories and Journeys.” cultural geographies 21 (4): 543–47.


Description

Geographers have both a long tradition and a renewed interest in employing humanities and arts-based methods of stories and storytelling (Lorimer and Parr 2014; Leeuw et al 2017). From oral history and public geographies to nonrepresentational theories, stories afford critical insights into geographical worldings (Cameron 2012), which are increasingly digitized through mobile media and mapping platforms (Farman 2015). What can (and can’t) stories do? This session seeks to explore varied practices and traditions of engaging stories, storytelling, story collecting, curating, and cartography in geographical scholarship. We invite story-led papers of all kinds, especially (but no limited) to those working within the purview of historical, cultural, and qualitative geography, geohumanities, geoaesthetics, public history, geography, and planning.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jennifer Kitson*, Rowan University, Megan Bucknum*, Rowan University, Mahbubur Meenar, Rowan University, Watershed Storytelling: Experiential Tools for Connecting People, Place and Water 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Eric Magrane*, New Mexico State University, Storying Climate Change 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Hilary Malson*, University of California - Los Angeles, Oral History as Evidence: Planning Histories and the Documentation of Erasure 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Elizabeth Chung*, Christopher Newport University, John Finn*, Christopher Newport University, Jakira Silas, Christopher Newport University, Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century Segregation 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Stacy Warren*, Eastern Washington University, GIS as Spectacle: The Corporate Rise of the Storytelling Narrative 20 6:20 PM

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