Author Jonathan Gottschall to Discuss The Storytelling Animal at ODU


7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Ohio Dominican University - Alumni Hall

1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219

(614) 251-4500


Ohio Dominican University (ODU) will host author Jonathan Gottschall, Ph.D. to discuss his book, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, at 7 p.m., Nov. 10, 2016. The event will take place in Alumni Hall, located on ODU's main campus at 1216 Sunbury Road in Columbus, 43219. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, visit The Storytelling Animal draws on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology and biology to show how storytelling has evolved as a fundamental human instinct. The book was a New York Times Editor's Choice Selection and finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Gottschall is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the English Department at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. His research on the intersection of science and art has been covered by media outlets that include The New York Times, Scientific American, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature, and NPR. He is the author or editor of seven books, including his latest book, The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch. Attendees may purchase copies of The Storytelling Animal in the ODU Bookstore for $14.95 prior to and during the event. A book signing will be held immediately following the discussion in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center.