Narrative Power: The Struggle for Human Value


Ken Plummer speaks about his new book.

I guess I’ve been writing about stories in different ways, largely in the field of Critical Sexualities Studies, since the mid 1970s: and I have also felt personally the importance of storytelling in my life. Stories of my ‘coming out’ experiences when I … Read More

A new look at culture as such

Shakespeare is our contemporary. So is Aristotle, and El Greco, and Murasaki Shikibu, the Japanese court lady who, a bit more than a thousand years ago, wrote The Tale of Genji, considered by many to be the first psychological novel in the whole world. They are our contemporaries because what … Read More

Affinities

Why does a woman who discovers relatives she never knew she had, feel so moved when she recognises a family resemblance with them, and how is it that family resemblances can feel uncanny, or spooky, or even magical? What is happening when someone feels an affinity with a place, or … Read More