2015 - 2017
Supported by the Humanities Writ Large grant from the Mellon Foundation.
We live in an age when stories - whether in the form of myths, novels, film and television series, virtual reality games, news narratives and commercial branding, among many others - are more vital than ever. Proceeding from a conviction that there is an urgent need to talk about, reflect on, and critically engage with the phenomenon of storytelling, Story Lab will offer a dynamic space for exploring what it means to make story, embody story, analyze story, talk story, and live story. The Lab will offer an opportunity to study and foster a space for storytelling, connecting research with expression. The Lab will be co-directed by Professors Eileen Chow (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), Carlos Rojas (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), and Clare Woods (Classical Studies).