In Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches award-winning creative artists and scholars explore the power and complexity of stories in a variety of genres and cultures. Storytelling is of crucial importance to narratives of post-coloniality, gender, history, social status and nationhood. This collection of analytical and reflective pieces demonstrates the fundamental role played by imagination in the production and contestation of culture. The writers show how personal and public truths are manufactured, modified and undone through processes of narrativization and storytelling.
About the editors:
Jan Shaw teaches Middle English Literature in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include Middle English romance, the fantastic in contemporary literature by women, and feminist and narrative theory. In addition to publishing in these areas, she has also published on narrative theory approaches in leadership studies.
Philippa Kelly has published 8 books and 70 articles. She currently serves as resident dramaturg for the California Shakespeare Theater and production dramaturg for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her most recent book, The King and I, is a personal meditation on contemporary Australian life through the prism of King Lear.
Liam E Semler is Associate Professor of Early Modern Literature, Department of English and Director, Medieval and Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney, Australia. His recent books include, Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe: Learning versus the System (2013) and (coedited with P. Gay and K. Flaherty) Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Centre: Australasian Perspectives (2013).