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Inaugural Lecture – Professor Arran Stibbe

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Elwes Building

University of Gloucestershire

The Park, Cheltenham

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The Search for New Stories to Live By

Society is structured by stories. The stories underlie the texts that surround us in everyday life, and often go unnoticed, but can influence how we think, talk and act. They are the stories we live by. While some are working well, others are contributing to inequality and environmental destruction. The lecture begins by reading between the lines of everyday texts to reveal harmful hidden stories, and then turns to literary texts in the hope of discovering ways to reimagine the society we live in.

ABOUT ARRAN STIBBE
Focusing on how language shapes who we are, Arran’s teaching and research looks at the role of language in building the kind of society we live in. His work involves linguistic analysis of a wide range of discourses, from advertising which encourages people to buy ecologically damaging products, to the inspirational language of nature writing.



Refreshments will be available from 5:15pm at Elwes Reception, and the lecture starts at 6pm.


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