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Homo Narrans

Lionel Ruffel, Université Paris 8

March 3, 2020 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 105 Chancellor Green

Department of French and Italian

What if Homo sapiens was a fable invented by Homo narrans? What if our shared humanity was not established by our wisdom but rather by our ability to tell stories? Starting from ananthropological and occasionally fanciful reading of the Thousand and One Nights, Lionel Ruffel addresses the narrative condition that makes us into Homo narrans.

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