Call for papers

  • Posted on: 25 April 2014
  • By: gnmarten


Deadline for submission: October 15 2014 (EXTENDED!)

The 4th Conference of the European Narratology Network
April 16 to 18, 2015
Pre-Conference Doctoral Master Class – April 14 and 15, 2015
Ghent, Belgium

Keynote speakers:
Thomas Pavel (University of Chicago)
Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University)
David Herman (Durham University)

Confirmed speaker doctoral master class:
Jan Christoph Meister (University of Hamburg)

Paper submission and selection procedure

• Abstracts present a theoretical outlook (and if applicable: a case study) and should contain title, author’s name and affiliation.
• Pre-organized panels for consideration should additionally contain
- a summary paragraph along with proposed session title
- name of a panel chair (this may be one of the speakers)
- abstracts of max 3 or 4 papers per panel
• For a poster, please submit a 200-word abstract and a CV. There will be separate poster sessions.

Send submissions to the conference organisation committee via (please write “ENN Conference: Submission” in the subject line.)

Acceptances will be sent out on November 15, 2014
Registration for the Conference will open on November 15, 2014
Deadline for registration of participants: December 20, 2014
Deadline for registration of visitors: January 10, 2015
Registration fee: 165 € – Students: 85 €

In order to take part in the conference, participants must be members of the ENN.
To register as a member, please consult the ENN website – “How to join the ENN”

The official languages of the Conference are English, French and German.
The Pre-conference and Conference will take place at Ghent University, Belgium.

Pre-Conference Doctoral Seminar – April 14 and 15, 2015

In conjunction with the 4th Conference of the European Narratology Network, a new pre-conference doctoral seminar on interdisciplinary narrative theory will be offered. The seminar will feature as confirmed speaker Professor Jan Christoph Meister (Hamburg University). The master class will be devoted partly to the theoretical discussion of narratological parameters and partly to the application of these parameters to (automated) narrative analysis. It will involve a hands-on introduction to tools for computational narratology and collaborative narratological annotation (in cooperation with the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities @GhentCDH ).

Applicants for participation in the seminar (who must be enrolled as doctoral students in a degree-granting institution during the 2014-2015 academic year) doing research on any topic of narrative relevance in any medium are eligible.
Prospective participants are asked to send a 2- to 3-page description of their doctoral research together with their résumés and name of institution to the following address: . Please write “ENN Conference: Master Class” in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014.

Ph.D. students completing the course will receive a diploma. The course counts as 2 ECTS.
Price: The course is free of charge, but participants will need to pay the (student) conference registration fee to

Further information and links

Inquiries concerning the conference can be sent to

Main conference convenor: Prof. Gunther Martens (Ghent University).

For more information, visit the conference website (under construction):

Check back soon for additional information concerning accommodation etc.

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