Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell addresses the relationship between stories and our conceptions about human nature.

College Connections Faculty:  Michael Stern

Michael Stern received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley. He regularly teaches courses in the Scandinavian and German sections of the department, and the Humanities program. His course materials include literature, film, and philosophy from the Scandinavian, German, and African traditions. His course – Scan 251 Text and Interpretation – addresses the relationship between description and the construction of “reality”, or the manner in which aesthetic cultures create and challenge notions of identity, right behavior, deviance, progress, and the like. Michael grew up a young aspiring poet in New York City. He traveled consistently to Sweden, Norway, and other parts of Europe studying extensively in the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. To this day, Professor Stern is considered one of the foremost Niche scholars at the University of Oregon.

FIG Assistant:  Rhys Hawes


Summer Assignment

For your summer assignment, please watch the TED Talk "The Danger of a Single Story" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.