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Holding Space for Each Other’s Stories: A Phenomenological Study of an Adolescent Story Slam

Abstract This research features a phenomenological investigation of the interactions between adolescent storytellers and audience members during a live storytelling event. The researcher partnered with an English teacher in an urban Southwest high school and a spoken word poet from a youth nonprofit to produce a storytelling workshop and corresponding story slam event for high school students. Fourteen participants, including seven student storytellers and seven student audience members, participated in extensive follow-up interviews where they described the experience of their respective roles during the event. Utilizing a phenomenological design (Moustakas, 1994; Vagle, 2014) and drawing from reception theory (Bennett, 1997; Hall, 1980) as a frame... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Griffith, Jason J. (Author) / Blasingame, James (Advisor) / Graham, Steven (Committee member) / Clark, Shanetia (Committee member) / Durand, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Language arts / Secondary education / Adolescents / Narrative / Phenomenology / Story Slam / Storytelling
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 145 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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