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Eric Miller, PhD
Scholar, Trainer, Artist
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Primary Areas of Interest:
Storytelling,
 Videoconferencing,  Tamil Nadu, South India

 

Offering Storytelling Training for individuals and groups

of all ages and professions, in-person and via videoconference --
for Adults (Parents, Tour Guides, Trainers, Performers, Writers, etc).

for Teachers.

for Therapists.

for People in the Business World.
for People interested in Tribal Cultures.

for Children.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Life Narrative

 

Contact:

(Chennai) 98403 94282

eric@storytellingandvideoconferencing.com

 

 

December 2007 onwards --
World Storytelling Institute (please see for current events),
Co-Founder and Director.

 

December 2011 onwards --
Indian Storytelling Network ,
Co-Founder and Co-Facilitator.

 

28 September 2013 --

Kaani Tribal Storytelling Festival -- Language, Culture, and Nature ,

in Pechiparai, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu,

Co-Director.

 

Chennai Storytelling Festival --

2015, Storytelling for Teaching and Training (6-15 Feb 2015).

2014, Storytelling and Healing (7-9 Feb 2014).

2013, Teaching-and-Learning about Storytelling (1-3 Feb 2013).

Director.

 

 

 

Four online audio-video recordings of Ethnographic Videoconferences co-facilitated by Dr Eric Miller:

 

*  Oct 2011 -- The participants are people in Chennai, and Bloomington (Indiana, USA).  The event concerns the Mahabharata, and features a professional Mahabharata storyteller on the Chennai side.  Event notes are here,  and the recording is here.

 

*  Oct 2012 -- The participants are college students in Chennai, and Cairo (Egypt).  Event notes are here,  and the recording is here.

 

*  March 2013 -- The participants are college students in Chennai, and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).  Students discuss their identities as expressed through their language use (sayings, proverbs, etc) and other cultural practices.  The recording is here.

 

*  Oct 2013 -- The participants are high school students in Chennai, and Burlington, Wisconsin, USA.  Students discuss their identities as expressed through their language use (sayings, proverbs, etc) and other cultural practices.  Event notes are here, and the recording is here. 

 

 

Videoconference Discussion about Storytelling and Healing (Jan 2014).  Info about, and a link to a recording of, this videoconference is here.

 

Videoconference Discussion about Dragons and other Monsters, on World Storytelling Day (March 2014).  Info about, and a link to a recording of, this videoconference is here.

 

 

Three online audio-video recordings:

*  Talking about Videoconferencing (June 2007).

*  Talking about Storytelling (Nov 2010).

Talking about Tribal People in India (Nov 2010).

 


 
   

Selected Writings

Eric Miller  ©2014

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ABOUT VIDEOCONFERENCING, ETC.

18 items

*  "Videoconferencing at the University of Pennsylvania",

report (1998)

*  "Videoconferencing at the University of Pennsylvania Update: Response to the 2002-7 Strategic Plan"

report (2002)

*  "Principles of Videoconferencing"

notes (1999) 

*  "Videoconferencing for Folklorists"

talk abstract (1999)

*  "A Report on the 1996 Storytelling for the New Millennium Conference"

article (1996)

*  "The 1999 Grammy Award Television Broadcast: Ritual Aspects of the Set Design"

paper (1999)

*  "A Mass-media Object in a Face-to-face Ritual: The Case of Television Sets in Restaurants and Bars"

paper (1999)

*  "Videoconferencing and the Teaching of Tamil Language and Verbal Arts"

article (2002)

*  "Child’s Play, Language Teaching and Learning, and Videoconferencing"

article (2003)

*  "Chennai and Videoconferencing"

article (2003)

*  "The 16 Oct. 2004, and 15 Oct. 2005, Webcasted-videoconferences for the Demonstration and Discussion of Children's Tamil (and Other) Songs-dances-games, and Methods of Teaching and Learning Spoken Tamil Language"

article (2004)

*  "Ideas for Cultural Videoconferencing in the Cairns Area (Northeastern Australia)"

essay (2005)

*  "Videoconference Interviews in the Folklore Classroom"

article (2008)

*  "Ethnographic Videoconferencing, as Applied to Songs/Chants/Dances/Games of South Indian Children, and Language Learning" 

PhD dissertation (2010)

*  "Videoconferencing".

Chapter in PhD Dissertation.

chapter (2010)

*  "Methods and Options for Videoconferencing in Relation to the Tamil Language in 2010"

paper (2010)

*  "Ethnographic Videoconferencing"

article (2012)

*  "Storytelling in the Age of Videoconferencing".

New Moment Magazine for Art and Advertising (Belgrade, Serbia; and Ljubljana, Slovenia).  The article as plain text is here.

article (2013)

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ABOUT STORIES AND STORYTELLING 

25 items

*  "12 Principles of Physically-present Storytelling"

MA thesis

excerpt (1996)

*  "Visuals Accompanying Physically-present  Storytelling"

MA thesis (1996)

*  "The In-performance Identification Process"

talk notes (2000)

*  "Turn-taking and Relevance in Conversation"

paper (1999)

*  "Roleplaying in an African Storytelling Event"

paper (1998)

*  "Continuity and Change in Chinese Storytelling"

paper (2000)

*  "The Performance of Epic"

course notes (1999)

*  "The Performance of Epic and the Practice of Lament"

PhD exam (2001)

*  "Textualization and Mediatization of Verbal Arts"

PhD exam (2001)

*  "Verbal Play and Language Acquisition"

paper (2003)

*  "Program for a Tamil Language Learning Session: Singing-Games and Question-and-Answer Routines"

notes (2006)

*  "Storytelling and Videoconferencing".

Keynote speech, Storytelling in Higher Education Special Interest Group Pre-Conference, USA National Storytelling Conference, 20 July)

notes (2006)

*  "Storytelling Studies, and Subbu Arumugam's Villupattu (Bow Song)"

notes (2006)

*  "Theories of Story and Storytelling"

notes (2010)

*  "Weaving Magic: Storytelling in Chennai"

article (2010)

*  "Children's Songs/Chants/Dances/Games".

Chapter in PhD Dissertation.

essay (2010)

*  "Using Storytelling to Facilitate Reading and Writing"

notes (2011)

*  "Storytelling and Story-listening, and Children's Intellectual, Emotional, and Social Development"

paper (2011)

*  "Are Fairy Tales Indigenous to India?"

essay (2011)

*  "Aspects of the Storytelling Revival in India".

essay (2011)

*  "Storytelling between Husbands and Wives"

Four topics of stories a husband and wife -- or any people in a relationship -- might tell to, and discuss with, each other on a regular basis.

notes (2013)

*  "Role-playing in Storytelling".

essay (2013)

*  "Dance, Movement, Gesture, and Posture in Storytelling"

notes (2014)

*  "Storytelling by and for Adults at a Café Coffee Day"

Cafe Chronicle.  The article as plain text is here.

article (2014)

*  "Child Development, Arts Therapies, Education -- and Storytelling"

Teacher Plus Magazine (Hyderabad), Nov 2014 (in press).

article (2014)

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ABOUT SOUTH INDIA, ETC.

15 items

*  "Tamil Nadu's Silappathikaram (Epic of the Anklet): Ancient Story and Modern Identity"

booklet (1991)

*  "Tamil Folklore Studies: The Contemporary Scene and its Background"

paper (2000)

*  "The Culture Area, South India"

PhD exam (2001)

*  "Wireless Internet Access in Rural South India"

report (2000)

*  "Thoughts about the New Delhi Symposium, Folklore, the Public Sphere, and Civil Society"

interview (2002)

*  "The Public Sphere, Folklore, and Interactive Telecommunication in Rural India"

article (2003)

*  Review of Changing Tribal Life: A Socio-Philosophical Perspective 

book review (2003)

*  "The Asian Century of Folklore Scholarship: Reflections on the Chennai Conference"

editorial (2004)

*  "Cultivating a Forest Language: Development Ideas for Kani Tribal People of Tamil Nadu's Kanniyakumari District" .

Also, please see

"Invitation to a talk on Nature and Language"

article (2004)

*  "Public Presentation of Folklore: Politics of Technology, Culture, and Discourse"

article (2005)

"In Praise of Citizen Kannagi"

op-ed article (2006)

*  "Kannagi: Global Symbol of Justice"

text of speech (2007)

*  "Tamil Nadu in 2020"  (in English)  /  (in Tamil)

essay (2007)

*  "The Geography, Climate, History, and Culture of Tamil Nadu, South India"; and, "The Kani People: A Tribe of the Mountain Forest".

Chapter on "Research Cultures and Locations" in PhD Dissertation.

chapter (2010)

*  "Marina Beach Deserves a Living Museum".

Deccan Chronicle (10 Nov 2013).  The original, unedited version of the article is here.

article (2013)

 

 

OTHER

8 items

*  "Why and How Has 'Habermas' Become a Household Word in the Social Sciences?"

paper (1999)

*  "The Guardian-spirit Lady in the Experience of Edwin Pillay"

paper (1999)

*  "Festive Art in a Festive Neighborhood: Street Mosaics in New York City's East Village"

paper (2000)

*  "Live Video as Performance on New York City's Lower East Side in the 1980s"

article (2003)

*  "Some Habitation Attitudes and Practices on New York City’s Lower East Side, 1982 to 2002"

article (2006)

*  "A Folklorist's Report from Tamil Nadu, South India: Fieldwork, Public Folklore, Commercial Folklore-related Projects, and Teaching Folklore"

essay (2011)

*  "Sports -- Identity, Stories, and Images -- and the Boston Marathon"

essay (2013)

*  "The Value of the Multi-Discipline Approach to Research".

Inaugural address, Kanyakumari Academy of Arts and Sciences, Annual Meeting (Nagercoil).

text of speech (2013)

 

                                                

 Storytelling Studies

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·  Courses In and/or About Storytelling

·  Towards a Definition of the Discipline

·  Storytelling Studies Bibliography

·  Course and Workshop Descriptions

 
 

 

 

Last updated April 2014.

eric@storytellingandvideoconferencing.com