King's College London, London, England
Alex Georgakopoulou is Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics, King’s College London. She has developed small stories research, a paradigm for examining the role of everyday life stories in the (re)formation of social relations and identity politics. She has (co)authored several books that include Analyzing Narrative(with Anna De Fina, 2012, Cambridge University Press) & ‘Quantified Storytelling: A narrative analysis of metrics and algorithms’ (With Stefan Iversen and Carsten Stage, Palgrave, forthcoming). Her latest study of small stories has been carried out within the ERC project ‘Life-writing of the moment: The sharing and updating self on social media’ (www.ego-media.org).
Mobilizing Small Stories on Social Media Media Media
In the keynote, Professor Georgakopoulou will critically interrogate the designing spree of stories as specific features on social media platforms. She will present these directives and discuss their implications for how young people globally, the so-called Generation Z, are socialized into narrating their lives and making sense of themselves.