Reading Group

The Narrative Encounters team regularly meets to read and discuss books in the field of cognitive narratology and/or race and ethnicity studies to enrich our thinking and ongoing research projects. Interested students and colleagues are welcome to join us for these discussions.

Next meeting:

January 28, 2021 [online]

Marcial González, Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification


Past meetings:

December 10, 2020 [online]

Paul B. Armstrong, Stories and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Narrative

November 3, 2020 [online]

Koritha Mitchellce (ed.), From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture

September 28, 2020 [online]

Jean Wyatt and Sheldon George (eds.), Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers: Race, Ethics, Narrative Form

July 15, 2020 [online]

Stephanie Fetta, Shaming into Brown: Somatic Transactions of Race in Latina/o Literature

April 1, 2020 [online]

Suzanne Keen, Empathy and the Novel

January 13, 2020

James J. Donahue, Contemporary Native Fiction: Toward a Narrative Poetics of Survivance

December 4, 2019

Paula Moya, The Social Imperative: Race, Close Reading, and Contemporary Literary Criticism

October 2, 2019

Christopher González, Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature

July 10, 2019

James Donahue, Jennifer Ann Ho, and Shaun Morgan (eds.), Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States

April 3 2019

Patrick Colm Hogan, Literature and Emotion

Jan 16, 2019

Frederick Luis Aldama and Patrick Colm Hogan, Conversations on Cognitive Cultural Studies: Literature, Language, and Aesthetics

December 4, 2018

Sue Kim, On Anger: Race, Cognition, Narrative

October 3, 2018

Howard Sklar, The Art of Sympathy in Fiction: Forms of Ethical and Emotional Persuasion