SSW Summer Lecture: The Pleasure of the Text

Lecture by Catherine Kohler Riessman, Brown Clinical Research Institute Lecturer.Monday, August 1, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

Catherine Kohler Riessman, Brown Clinical Research Institute Lecturer

Monday, August 1, 7:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

The Pleasure of the Text: Seduction, Resistance and Narrative Inquiry, by Catherine Kohler Riessman, Brown Clinical Research Institute Lecturer. The interview has been conceptualized over time by social scientists as a data gathering method, as a conversation and as a relational encounter. Using a case study composed from a research interview, the presenter will explore visceral elements that reach beyond each of these ways of thinking about interviews. A man’s personal narrative and Dr. Riessman’s re-analysis of the text over time and the shifting contexts of its production suggest dimensions that can vitalize the narrative analysis of lives.