Camillia Matuk

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First name
Camillia
Last name
Matuk
Institutional affiliation

Northwestern University

Narratological interest

I am interested in the stories that the general public use or construct in order to explain and understand science. I study how visual representations can elicit or reinforce certain kinds of narratives, and thus certain kinds of understandings. Currently, I am researching the interaction between culturally shared canonical narratives of scientific concepts - folk theories of science, such as those of evolution, or of how viruses make people sick - and people's interpretations of visual representations (e.g., animations, diagrams, illustrations, sequential art, etc.). In short, how do visual representations affect folk narrative explanations of science, and how can they be better designed to facilitate understanding of scientific concepts?

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10 years 7 months
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ENN is the European Narratology Network, an association of individual narratologists and narratological institutions. ENN aims to foster the study of narrative representation in literature, film, digital media, etc. across all European languages and cultures.