24 October 2018
Reading Group on "Feeling Spirits" with discussant Rachel Ironside and data session on Jonathan Potter's 'Paranormal experiences'
Presented By DARG
- B1.14 Brockington Building
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.
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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