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NYU Workshops Address Storytelling in Law and Medicine

New York Sun (New York, NY) , January 4, 2005

Summary:

Once upon a time a group of academics analyzed storytelling - and they're still at it. Historians, literary scholars, folklorists, psychologists, medievalists, theater scholars, and performers gather once a month at New York University to discuss storytelling and its role in society. Professors and students tackle issues such as the nature of oral and written narratives and the persuasiveness of stories.

An earlier workshop explored the relation of storytelling to law and medicine, and how stories can aid in healing and conflict resolution. A law professor at NYU, Peggy Cooper-Davis, moderated one session in her field. Cognitive psychologist and NYU law school professor Jerome Bruner gave the principal address.

Subjects Covered: education, medicine


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