Persuasive communication
Centre for Language Studies | Faculty of Arts | Radboud University Nijmegen

Symposium ‘Perspectives on narrative’

Perspectives on narrative

An initiative from the Text, Transmission & Reception-group Narrativity

CLS/HLCS – Faculty or Arts – Radboud University Nijmegen

Organizers: José Sanders & Hans Hoeken; Kobie van Krieken, assistent

Date: Tuesday April 23, 2013

Time: 13.00-17.30 hrs

Place: Thomas van Aquinostraat (TvA) 2.00.12

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Aim of the workshop

Reflecting on perspective in narrative from various angles on a linguistic and discourse level. Our generic interest lies in the function of narrators’ voices and narrators’ perspectives in narrative text: how are these voices and perspectives constructed linguistically, reconstructed cognitively, and applied functionally intended (either consciously or unconsciously) to establish a particular effect (for instance, identification, transportation, persuasion).

We intend to discuss these insights for literary fictional contexts and expand them to journalistic and persuasive contexts; in these areas, narratives are functionally applied more often today and sometimes tested for their effect.


  • Barbara Dancygier, University of British Columbia
  • Lieven Vandelanotte, University of Namur & University of Leuven
  • Max van Duijn & Arie Verhagen, Leiden University
  • Kobie van Krieken & José Sanders, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Anneke de Graaf, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Hans Hoeken, Radboud University, presiding

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