PRO-SOCIAL PLAY! International Conference on Storytelling and Well-being across Media Borders

This truly interdisciplinary and international conference brings together scholars of empirical and theoretical research as well as practitioners working on narrative arts for promoting pro-social behaviours and mental well-being across different media.  The past several decades have seen the emergence of a plethora of graphic, film and interactive narratives and live performances that aim to promote mental health as well as to increase people’s awareness of critical and timely social issues, such as the experience of trauma in war zones, social injustice, issues relating to health and illness. The social impact of these narratives builds on their powerful integration of narrative absorption and educational value. This conference focuses precisely on this unique integration.