J. Edward Chamberlin’s new book

The Centre is proud to announce a new book by J. Edward Chamberlin, on of our Centre’s own faculty. It’s been called “the best book on narrative theory of the 21st century!”

Storylines: How Words Shape Our World

a book by J. Edward Chamberlin

A brilliant and timely exploration of the power of stories and songs—from both the distant past and today’s news—counters despair and disillusionment with hope and possibility.

Stories are our first and last survival strategy. For tens of thousands of years, they have told humanity what we know and what we don’t know, what to wonder about and what to watch out for. We draw comfort from our great myths, and from the storytelling of our contemporaries (including members of our families). Storytelling holds us together. And sometimes it keeps us apart.

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