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24 October 2018

Reading Group on "Feeling Spirits" with discussant Rachel Ironside and data session on Jonathan Potter's 'Paranormal experiences'

Presented By DARG

About this event

In the DARG session we will be discussing Ironside (2018), and more broadly the work on the paranormal within Conversation Analysis (Woofitt, 1992; 2009). Rachel Ironside, who has recently written a paper entitled "Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action", will be skyping-in to discuss her 2018 paper and to provide a starting point for some more discussions on people sharing their paranormal experiences. 

Following this, in the DARG-PLUS session (3-4:30pm) we will be analysing some recently rediscovered tapes of students 'paranormal experiences' collected by Jonathan Potter in the 1990s.

 

References:

Ironside, R. (2018). Feeling spirits: sharing subjective paranormal experience through embodied talk and action. Text and talk [online], Ahead of print. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/text-2018-0020

Wooffitt, R. (1992). Telling Tales of the Unexpected: The Organization of Factual Discourse. Rowman & Littlefield.

Wooffitt, R. (2009). ‘l was just doing X ... when Y’: Some inferential properties of a device in accounts of paranormal experiences. Text and talk, 11(2), pp. 267-288.

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