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43 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
#PGC2020 The Psychology of Global Crises
In this introductory episode of CrisisTalk, your hosts Irene Strasser and Martin Dege talk about the 2020 virtual conference they organized and how this event paves the way for several projects
38 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Narrative Agency, Pandemic Imagination and the Story of War
In the third episode of CrisisTalk, Hanna Meretoja talks about military narrative imagination, or war rhetoric related to the current coronavirus pandemic. She examines the master narrative of war and how it diminishes our narrative agency: it impairs our awareness of the complexity and specificity of the pandemic and impoverishes our “sense of the possible.”
34 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Curves and Numbers, Silence and Noise
Corinne Squire, professor of psychology at the University of East London and co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research, talks about dominant government narratives in the UK during the COVID-19 crisis. She also examines counter narratives to these stories.
51 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
The (Al)lure of Narrative
In our first episode of Crisis Talk, critically acclaimed psychologist, social theorist, and narrative researcher Mark Freeman talks about narrative in times of COVID-19. Mark starts out in appreciation of the positive voices in the current crisis; scholars who hope for humankind to emerge from the ongoing struggles stronger than before. Mark hears these voices, yet he remains critical and identifies a narrative pandemic of misinformation and disinformation for which there is no vaccine. Ultimately, he offers a triple hermeneutic that my help us to move forward.
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