Author Discusses 'How Stories Make Us Human'
Jonathan Gottschall argues that stories “help us navigate life’s complex social problems—just as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations.”
The author and literary scholar from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania discusses his newest book, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Gottschall’s works have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Scientific American Mind, Chronicle of Higher Education and Nature. Psychology Today features his blog, “The Storytelling Animal.”
He also is the author of Literature, Science and a New Humanities (2008), The Rape of Troy: Evolution, Violence and the World of Homer (2008) and The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative (2005), edited with David Sloan Wilson.
For more information, visit: http://jonathangottschall.com/.
Posted: Tue, September 25th, 2012 at 12:34AM