The Evolution of Story II: Unravelling the Hero’s Journey

Southampton, UK / HYBRID, 23. June 2022.

The Evolution of Story II: Unravelling the Hero’s Journey - new narrative modalities/paradigms for story, semantics & the psychology of experience.

A one-day symposium on Thursday 23rd June 2022 – (online) at Solent University, Southampton, UK.

The Evolution of Story II is a one-day symposium dedicated to unravelling the hero’s journey. An exploration of the experiential in storytelling, design, technology, marketing, architecture, entertainment, retail, and other fields of practice where the user experience is of paramount importance to creative practitioners. It aims to explore the ways in which story has evolved beyond the linear, the stage and the boundaries of the screen. It will take the lid off new forms of storytelling and offer a snapshot of current practices.

Hosted by Dr Roy Hanney (Solent University) and Alison Norrington (Story Central), the symposium will take a hybrid form with all papers submitted in advance as video clips so that the live sessions can focus on dialogue and discussion. On the 23rd June, we will then meet in person online for live interactive discussion, creative action sessions and plenary sessions.