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.
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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.
James A. Knapp
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 JNT@emich.edu. Mail submissions to the following address:
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
Department of English Language and Literature
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197