Seminar – Digital Storyworlds – Wed 1 August

Our next Writing and Literature seminar, presented by Senior Lecturer Dr Karen Le Rossignol, will take place on Wednesday 1 August. All welcome, but please RSVP (details below). Hope to see you there!

“Leaps of Experience: Digital Storyworlds, Transformative Poiesis/Praxis and Narrative Agency”

Karen writes: “Entering the digital storyworld of Deakinopolis (a world of interrelated settings, characters and situations) is about imaginatively entering an alternative fictional storyworld that largely presents as factual, an experience that mirrors tertiary learners’ realities. Malouf (2008) talks of experience of story as ‘… being taken out of ourselves into the skin of another; having adventures there that are both our own and not our own … Release … into a dimension where reality is not limited’ (On Experience, p. 19).

“The world contains alternative or imagined realities, where learners project their own experience in making the storyworld coherent through engaging with differing perspectives. To encourage agency in active learner exploration, the storyworld is suspended out of time and sequence so that participants can imagine themselves into a state of being in that seemingly peripheral world, of experiencing the narration and adapting to differing perspectives, using Quay’s (2013) framework of be-ing, doing and knowing. The learners activate their immersive engagement in this digital storyworld through praxical experience leading to, and concurrent with, transformative immersion of imagination and perspectives as poiesis.”

When: Wednesday 1 August, 1-2pm
Where: Deakin Burwood Campus C2.05; Deakin Geelong Campus IC1.108