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Acquires broadly in literary and cultural Studies, including narrative studies and the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series
Welcome to our virtual booth! I will be taking virtual meetings May 25 to June 3 for this year’s conference. I am interested in hearing about your projects and welcome email proposals. I am always looking for critical work that engages with urgent and enduring issues in the field and in the world.
View our proposal guidelines at our prospective authors page.
Congratulations to James Phelan, recipient of ISSN’s 2021 Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award!
Books by James Phelan:
Somebody Telling Someone Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative
Narrative Theory: Core Concepts and Critical Debates
David Herman, James Phelan and Peter J. Rabinowitz, Brian Richardson, and Robyn Warhol, Eds.
Experiencing Fiction: Judgments, Progressions, and the Rhetorical Theory of Narrative
Fact, Fiction, and Form: Selected Essays
By Ralph Rader
James Phelan and David H. Richter, Eds.
After Testimony: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future
Jakob Lothe, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and James Phelan, Eds.
Joseph Conrad: Voice, Sequence, History, Genre
Jakob Lothe, Jeremy Hawthorn, and James Phelan, Eds.
Recent & forthcoming narrative studies books
Out of Mind: Mode, Mediation, and Cognition in Twenty-First-Century Narrative
Forthcoming October 2021
With Bodies: Narrative Theory and Embodied Cognition
Marco Caracciolo and Karin Kukkonen
Forthcoming October 2021
Audionarratology: Lessons from Radio Drama
Lars Bernaerts and Jarmila Mildorf, Eds.
Forthcoming July 2021
Digital Fiction and the Unnatural: Transmedial Narrative Theory, Method, and Analysis
Astrid Ensslin and Alice Bell
Narrative Bonds: Multiple Narrators in the Victorian Novel
Romanticism’s Other Minds: Poetry, Cognition, and the Science of Sociability
Contemporary French and Francophone Narratology
John Pier, Ed.
Novels of Displacement: Fiction in the Age of Global Capital
The Politics of Privacy in Contemporary Native, Latinx, and Asian American Metafictions
Colleen G. Eils
Improbability, Chance, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
We-Narratives: Collective Storytelling in Contemporary Fiction
Eternalized Fragments: Reclaiming Aesthetics in Contemporary World Fiction
W. Michelle Wang
Environment and Narrative: New Directions in Econarratology
Erin James and Eric Morel, Eds.
Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges
Jan Alber and Brian Richardson, Eds.
We proudly publish Narrative, the journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, edited by James Phelan. Narrative’s mission is to publish essays that contribute to both narrative theory and the interpretation of individual narratives. Within those parameters, the journal is open to work on the elements, techniques, structures, and forms of narrative as well as on its relations to other modes of discourse, its history, and its powers (and limits) in cultures past and present.
The journal is interested in narrative across disciplines and across media, and, thus, it welcomes submissions on the theory and interpretation of the novel, the short story, narrative poetry, history, biography, autobiography, memoir, film, television, journalism, comics and other graphic arts, music, performance, legal writing, medical case histories, and more.
Questions about our journals publishing program? Contact journals manager Emily Taylor