Narrative is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. Narrative’s broad range of scholarship includes the English, American, and European novel, nonfiction narrative, film, and narrative as used in performance art.

Narrative won the 1993 award for Best New Journal given by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Serials first appearing between 1991 and 1993 were eligible for this award.

A subscription to the journal is included with membership in the Society. Click here to find out more about how to Join the Society. All membership and journal subscription questions should be directed to the Journals Manager ( at the OSU Press.

Issue Archive

Online access to articles are also now available through Project Muse (2002-present). Issues prior to 2002 will be available shortly through JSTOR. Please check with your library to see if you can access the journal online.

For the table of contents of recent issues of the journal, including the most current one, please visit Project Muse’s Narrative web site:

Editorial Board:

James Phelan, Editor
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1370, USA

Associate Editors:

Barbara Perkins, University of Toledo

George Perkins, Eastern Michigan University

Frederick Luis Aldama, The Ohio State University

Michael Awkward, University of Pennsylvania

Janice Carlisle, Tulane University

Robert Caserio, Temple University

Ross Chambers, University of Michigan

Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt University

Dorrit Cohn, Harvard University<

Mark Conroy, Ohio State University

Susan Stanford Friedman, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Dorothy J. Hale, University of California, Berkeley

David Herman, North Carolina State University

Margaret Homans, Yale University

Audrey Jaffe, Ohio State University

Elizabeth Langland, University of Florida

Brian McHale, The Ohio State University

Nellie McKay, University of Florida

Alan Nadel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gerald Prince, University of Pennsylvania

Peter J. Rabinowitz, Hamilton College

John Richetti, University of Pennsylvania

David G. Riede, Ohio State University

Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, Hebrew University

Daniel Schwarz, Cornell University

Robyn Warhol, University of Vermont

Narrative Works


“Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations and Interventions”

Narrative Works is an online, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal developed by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative at St.Thomas University. Narrative Works is a venue for disseminating scholarly work related to narrative that does not fit neatly within established disciplines, publishing work by theorists, researchers, and practitioners working on a wide spectrum of topics that cut across conventional academic boundaries.

The full call for papers is available here.

Submission Guidelines

Disciplines from which manuscripts for Narrative Works are invited include, but are not limited to, psychology, sociology, anthropology, gerontology, literary studies, gender studies, cultural studies, religious studies, social work, education, healthcare, ethics, theology, and the arts. Articles appearing in Narrative Works may concern a range of contexts, topics, and themes; employ a variety of approaches and methodologies; and represent individual or collaborative work by theorists, researchers, or practitioners. Whatever the discipline or approach, however, the submissions should explore in some way the narrative complexity of human life, display a sufficient theoretical foundation, and reflect a good grasp of recent and relevant narrative scholarship. They should be clearly, correctly, and engagingly written, and should be accessible to readers who are not specialists in the writer’s discipline.

  • 1. It is understood that your article has not been previously published, nor is it being considered by another journal.
  • 2. Your article should be written clearly in English and normally be between 4000 and 6000 words in length, excluding references.
  • 3. It should conform to APA style (6th ed.).
  • 4. It should be preceded by a 100-word abstract.
  • 5. Your name(s), full contact information, and a 100-word biographical statement (for each author) should appear on the title page, but all identifying information should be removed from the body of the article.
  • 6. Your submission should be sent to as an attached .rtf file.
  • 7. Questions not addressed on this page should be sent to

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted for publication in Narrative Works will be sent (with all identifying information removed) to at least two reviewers with appropriate expertise. Reviewers will recommend that the article be published, published with specific revisions, or not published. Authors will be sent a copy of the reviewers’ comments (with all identifying information removed).

Editorial Board:

Andrew Achenbaum, PhD (History), University of Houston, US

Molly Andrews, PhD (Sociology), University of East London, UK

Robert Atkinson, PhD (Human Development), University of Southern Maine, US

Clive Baldwin, PhD (Social Work), Canada Research Chair in Narrative Studies, St. Thomas University, CA

Ernst Bohlmeijer, PhD (Psychology), University of Twente, NL

Catrina Brown, PhD (Social Work), Dalhousie University, CA

Jean Clandinin, PhD (Education), University of Alberta, CA

Bertram Cohler, PhD (Psychology), University of Chicago, US

David Epston, MA (Social Work), Family Therapy Center, NZ

Dolores Furlong, PhD (Nursing), University of New Brunswick, CA

Frits de Lange, PhD (Ethics), Protestant Theological University, NL

Kate de Medeiros, PhD (Gerontology), University of Maryland & Johns Hopkins University, US

Mark Freeman, PhD (Psychology), College of the Holy Cross, US

Kenneth Gergen, PhD (Psychology), Swarthmore College, US

Mary Gergen, PhD (Psychology), Emeritas, Pennsylvania State University, US

Matti Hyvärinen, PhD (Sociology/Social Psychology), University of Tampere, FI

Ruthellen Josselson, PhD (Psychology), Fielding Graduate University, US

Irene Karpiak, PhD (Education), University of Oklahoma, US

Gary Kenyon, PhD (Gerontology), St.Thomas University, CA

David Kuhl, MD, PhD (Medicine), University of British Columbia, CA

Michelle Lafrance, PhD (Psychology), St.Thomas University, CA

Amia Lieblich, PhD (Psychology), Hebrew University, IL

Stephan Marks, PhD (Political Science, Psychology, History), University of Education, DE

Suzanne McKenzie-Mohr, PhD (Social Work), St.Thomas University, CA

Cassandra Phoenix, PhD (Sport & Exercise), European Centre for Environment and Human Health, UK

Ruth Ray, PhD (Communications/Gerontology), Wayne State University, US

Marsha Rossiter, PhD (Education), University of Wisconsin, US

Brian Schiff, PhD (Psychology), American University of Paris, FR

Brett Smith, PhD (Sport & Exercise), Loughborough University, UK

Linda Turner, PhD (Social Work), University of New England, AU

Kathleen Woodward, PhD (English), University of Washington, US

Anne Wyatt-Brown, PhD (Linguistics), University of Florida, US



Interdisciplinary E-Journal of Narrative Studies

Diegesis is the first interdisciplinary journal for narrative research, which publishes all articles and reviews in full text freely available online. Diegesis is published by members of the Centre for Narrative Research (ZEF), University of Wuppertal (BUW) and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Web hosting is provided by the Center for Information and Media Processing (ZIM) and archiving of all contributions by the University Library of the University of Wuppertal. Diegesis seeks to become the leading publication for interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical contributions to storytelling in all media, contexts and applications, from literature and film to life stories, journalism and social networks.

Per year, two special issues appear with original articles in German or English from different disciplines, such as the literary, cultural and media studies, social science, art history and psychology. Also a bilingual review section gives an overview of the latest narratological research in these disciplines, enabling all those interested in narrative research, to learn about current developments in neighboring disciplines. The scientific quality of the posts is through our review process and an interdisciplinary international advisory board.

Diegesis is based on the Harvard Citation Style. The main rules for citations and formatting are summarized in the author notes.

The Objectives of Diegesis

The concept of ‘narrativity’ has advanced to a leading category in diverse disciplines of the humanities, cultural studies and the social sciences. The journal Diegesis provides an interdisciplinary platform for the respective manifold research interests. It is published in digital format online and pursues the following two objectives: orientation and actuality. Reviews ongoingly inform about the latest publications; articles on changing key subjects reflect upon recent developments within the international field of narrative research.

Diegesis offers to all scholars who work in the field of narratology a forum which enhances the communication across disciplinary boundaries. Thanks to its interdisciplinary orientation and its free availability on the internet as an open access journal, the e-journal, which is published in English and in German, fills a gap within the existing range of narratological journals.

The journal is published at the University of Wuppertal and in cooperation with the local Centre of Narrative Research (CNR) by professors Matei Chihaia (Romance studies), Matías Martínez (German studies), Michael Scheffel (general literary studies) and Roy Sommer (English and American studies).

Link to Authors Page.

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory


Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT)

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first thirty-eight years of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.

For the link for submissions, click here.

Submission Guidelines

Since its inception in 1971, JNT has provided a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of narrative more generally. Current essay submissions should address the intersection of narrative, history, ideology, and culture all broadly defined. The editors are particularly interested in essays that rethink narrative theory and those which cross-disciplinary boundaries. Recent issues have included essays concerned with literary theory, cultural studies and marginalized literary figures and texts.

Style and Other Considerations

Manuscripts should follow the latest edition of the MLA style manual. Recommended length is 20-35 pages (double-spaced with one-inch margins). Keep footnotes to a minimum and incorporate material into the main text wherever possible.

We are looking for essays that engage with the limitations/possibilities of current narrative theory(s), either through explicit theoretical engagement with narrative theory and/or the practice/revisiting of it through innovative interpretations of texts.

Append a cover letter with contact information, including a functional email address and the location to which accepted manuscripts should be sent for final review.

Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope to have hard copies returned. Overseas authors may wish to submit disposable copies and so indicate in an accompanying letter.

Receipt of manuscripts will be confirmed on arrival. The journal does not accept simultaneous submissions.

The author is responsible for obtaining permissions for illustrations and/or extracts. Photocopies of images are acceptable for submissions, but high-resolution glossy prints or computer files will be necessary upon acceptance.


Craig Dionne

Abby Coykendall

Editorial Board

Paul Bruss

Joseph Csicsila

Laura George

Andrea Kaston

James A. Knapp

Martin Shichtman

Ian Wojcik-Andrews

Editorial Assistant:

David Geer


Frederick Luis Aldama, University of Colorado, Boulder

Derek Attridge, University of York

Kathleen Biddick, Notre Dame University

John Docker, Australian National University

David Herman, Ohio State University

Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida

Ania Loomba, University of Illinois

Devoney Looser, University of Missouri, Columbia

John Michael, University of Rochester

Jeffrey Pence, Oberlin College

Carl Plasa, Cardiff University

David Porter, University of Michigan

David Shumway, Carnegie Mellon University

Alan Singer, Temple University


Email general inquiries to Mail submissions to the following address:


Craig Dionne and Abby Coykendall, Editors

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

Department of English Language and Literature

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197