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).

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