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TitelNarratology in the Age of Interdisciplinary Narrative Research
BeschreibungCALL FOR PAPERS:
"Narratology in the Age of Interdisciplinary Narrative Research"

Papers are invited for the Inaugural Symposium of the Center for
Narrative Research at Wuppertal University, Germany, 25-26 June, 2007.
The significance of narrative as a cognitive and communicative tool
used to make sense of the world by creating personal and cultural
identities or relating the present to the past and future is
increasingly recognized in a variety of disciplines, ranging from
literary studies and linguistics to anthropology, sociology,
psychology, historiography and business studies, to name but a few. The
growing interdisciplinary interest in narrative and storytelling,
however, has so far not led to a convergence of theoretical frameworks
and methodological approaches: Far from developing a 'lingua franca'
for interdisciplinary discussions of narrative, the numerous studies of
stories and storytelling in recent years seem to have contributed to a
'Babelisation' of narrative studies. This situation raises a number of
questions which the contributions to the symposium will explore:

- What are the differences or similarities between (the analysis of)
non-fictional and fictional storytelling?
- To what degree have the various disciplinary approaches to narrative
acknowledged each other's findings? Do they proceed from the same
- Can the terminology developed by narratological approaches to fiction
serve as the basis for an interdisciplinary lingua franca in narrative
research? Or is fictional narrative significantly different from
non-fictional story-telling?
- How can (literary) narratology benefit from concepts and methods proposed
by narrative researchers in other disciplines? Might the insights of
narrative psychology, for instance, help to further shape the approach known
as 'cognitive narratology'?
- Can 'narrative' and 'storytelling' function as 'travelling concepts'
(Mieke Bal), facilitating interdisciplinary communication?
- Is there any common ground between hermeneutic, narratological and
empirical methods of describing, analysing and interpreting narrative(s)?

We welcome contributions both from literary scholars and from narrative
researchers in other disciplines. There will be keynote lectures by
David Herman (Project Narrative, Ohio State University) and Bo
Pettersson (Department of English, University of Helsinki). Please
submit proposals for a 20-minute paper to Roy Sommer at by February 15, 2007. Proposals should include
both an abstract (150-250 words) and a short biographical note. All
submissions will be considered for a prospective volume on the topic.

Prof. Dr. Roy Sommer
University of Wuppertal
English and American Studies
Gaussstrasse 20
D-42119 Wuppertal

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Sommer,Roy [Prof. Dr.] 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Wuppertal, English and American Studies 
Strasse/Postfach: Gaussstrasse 20 
Postleitzahl: 42119  
Stadt: Wuppertal 
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.06.00 Literaturtheorie;
05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.09.00 Gattungen und Formen > 05.09.03 Epik
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