Works-in-Progress #2


In October 2018 we held our second work-in-progress seminar. This time we had four presentations from NN members who were interested in sharing their current research on narrative.

Dave McDonald presented on his ongoing work on child sexual abuse and institutional (in-)justice. His presentation ‘The Spatial Haunting of Child Sexual Abuse’ focused on the ‘loud fences’ in Ballarat.

Space and narrative was also central to the presentation from Alison Young and Andrea Cook, who spoke about their project ‘Narrating Neighbourhood’, focusing on belonging and community in Richmond, Melbourne.

Shifting focus, Elena Balcaite presented work from her PhD research on sports fans in the talk on ‘Being a Sports Fan: Self-narrative, Experience, and Meaning’.

To finish, Martin Bortz presented his work on using a narrative approach in policy analysis, entitled ‘Appraising the Narrative Policy Framework: Combining Paradigms’.

Clockwise from top L: ‘Visual Justice as Narrative Storytelling, presented by Dave McDonald; Elena Balcaite presenting ‘Narratives: (Not) Just Another Way of Doing Re-Search’; Martin Bortz presenting ‘Appraising the Narrative Policy Framework: Combining Paradigms’; Professor Alison Young and Doctor Andrea Cook present ‘Narrating Neighbourhood’