Stories of transformation abound in our world—in mythology, folklore, literature and real life. Shapeshifters alter form, disguises alter appearance and journeys alter character. But over time, through telling and re-telling, stories themselves transform as well. And perspectives can shift understanding, so a hero in one land becomes a monster in another. In this presentation, explore stories of transformation and stories that transform, across the globe, from ancient to modern times, and consider what our ever-changing stories reveal about human nature.
College of Humanities Faculty Panelists:
Jennifer Donahue, Associate Professor of Practice, Africana Studies
Faith Harden, Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Kaoru Hayashi, Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies
Arum Park, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies & Classics