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University of Virginia
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Making Meaning and Value through Stories: Narrative Ethics in the Pandemic

21 February, 12:00 noon: Making Meaning and Value through Stories: Narrative Ethics in the Pandemic

This seminar examines the role of personal, professional, and societal stories, including various myths and newly constructed narratives, in response to this pandemic’s disruptions. In our efforts to create ethical meaning and value, we use narrative not only to interpret, from our own ethical perspectives, what has happened and is happening but also to remember and to guide our future actions. What do our stories tell us about this pandemic, and its heroes and villains, and what will they say to future generations? In addition to exploring several types of pandemic stories, participants in this session craft their own pandemic-related 55-word stories (with guidance from Marcia Day Childress).