12.05., 16:15 (CET) - ONLINE-Talk by Prof. Sabina M. Perrino: Chronotopic Identities: Narrating Made in Italy across Spatiotemporal Scales
Thursday, 12.05.2022, 16:15 (CET)
Prof. Sabina M. Perrino (Binghamton University/State University of New York): Chronotopic Identities: Narrating Made in Italy across Spatiotemporal Scales
Introduction and moderation: Dr. Marta Lupica Spagnolo (University of Potsdam)
The talk will be presented in English and transmitted via WebEx. Please register via mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In cooperation with the University of Potsdam
On the talk:
The potential that narratives have to transport storytellers and audiences across time and space has made them fertile sites to study temporal and spatial effects in many disciplines. Through an analysis of a corpus of oral narratives that prof. Perrino collected in Northern Italy, in this talk she will extend Bakhtin’s (1981) notion of literary chronotopes to empirical real-time oral narratives as they emerge in northern Italian executives’ interactions. In particular, she will examine how collective identities are (co)constructed in interview settings through the various chronotopic stances that these executives take vis-à-vis their corporate world and across various spatiotemporal scales (Perrino & Kohler 2020). By bridging the latest theories on the Bakhtinian chronotope with a more recent multiscalar approach, prof. Perrino will also show how theories and methods in linguistic anthropology (Perrino & Pritzker 2022) and sociolinguistics could be usefully applied in the Italian business world.
Bakhtin, Mikhail M. 1981. The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Perrino, Sabina & Gregory Kohler. 2020. “Chronotopic Identities: Narrating Made in Italy Across Spatiotemporal Scales.” Language & Communication 70 94–106.
Perrino, Sabina M. & Sonya E. Pritzker, eds. 2022. Research Methods in Linguistic Anthropology. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic.