Persuasive communication

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Narrative impact

Narrative impact

Date: Friday November 8, 2013

Time: from 13:00 to 17:30

Location: Radboud University; the symposium will take place at “de Brasserie”, Thomas van Aquinostraat 8

Organisation: Centre for Language Studies

On Friday, November 8, the Centre for Language Studies in collaboration with Netherlands Flanders Communication Association (NeFCA) organises the symposium “Narrative Impact” at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

During this symposium, cutting edge research on the extent to and the way in which narratives influence our view of the world, will be presented by a number of leading international experts in the field.

  • The Use of Narrative as an Antidote in Health Communication
    Donna Rouner
    Colorado State University
  • How Fiction teaches us what the world looks like – a rediscovery of the sociology of knowledge
    Jan van den Bulck
    Leuven University
  • The role of a character’s opinions and experiences in narrative persuasion
    Hans Hoeken
    Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Stories as meaning makers
    Markus Appel
    University of Koblenz-Landau

Flash presentations

In addition, PhD students active in the broad field of narrative impact are invited to give a short presentation on either their research plans or their results.

Flash presentations: 16:30-17:15

  • 1. Anniek Boeijinga, Radboud U: Narrative Health Communication
  • 2. Simon Zebregs, UvA: Narrative vs. Statistical Evidence: A Meta-Analysis
  • 3. Nadine Bol, UvA: The effect of personalization and age congruency in narrative communication on website satisfaction en recall of online health information.
  • 4. Kobie van Krieken, Radboud U: Journalistic Narratives on Criminal Acts
  • 5. Björn ‘t Hart, Utrecht U: Narratives and Social Gaze
  • 6. Anne Marie Lohuis, Twente U: Narratives on Effective Teams
  • 7. Emy Koopman, Erasmus U: Empathy and Narratives on Suffering

Attending is free

Attending the symposium is free, but because the number of seats is limited, registration is required. If you want to attend the symposium, please send an email to  before November 1.

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