Pro-Social Play! International conference on Storytelling and Well-being across Media Borders

Країна: Англія

Місто: Canterbury

Тези до: 30.06.2019

Дати: 17.10.19 — 19.10.19

Область наук: Філологічні;

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Е-мейл Оргкомітету: mail AT prosocial-narrative.org

Організатори: University of Kent

 

This truly interdisciplinary and international conference brings together scholars of empirical and theoretical research as well as practitioners working on narrative arts for promoting pro-social behaviours and mental well-being across different media. To date, the pro-social narratives have often been studied with a focus on testing people's media exposure and pro-social effects. Nevertheless, as explicitly pointed out by most of these studies, we also need to investigate how the narrative factors are designed, structured and mobilised in a specific coherent way to effectively achieve the intended prosocial purposes. Hence, it is crucial to advance the theoretical link between the design choice of narrative, media technological features for engaging people in difficult topics and their pro-social response. Establishing the link is precisely the main objective of this conference. This includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

-Narrative factors for evoking people's empathy, achieving educational purposes
-Storytelling, practical application and mental health
-Technology features of different media platforms that afford, strengthen or constrain the pro-social, persuasive functions of narratives
-Impact of social cultural conventions on different narrative designs
-Historical perspectives of pro-social storytelling
-Transmedia comparison of pro-social messages, for instance, across film, TV, comics, video games, games, literature, etc.
-Pro-social storytelling in social media
-Pro-social storytelling through live performances and live interaction
-Balance between emotional engagement and message credibilities
-Empirical evidence of pro-social, persuasive functions in storytelling across media
-Pro-social narrative designs for children and adolescents
-Narrative medicine

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://prosocial-narrative.org/