About the ENN conference

Topic of the ENN conference

Narratologists are increasingly faced with the situation that the concept of narrative varies widely across borders. This is a happy circumstance pointing to the widespread relevance and vitality of narratological concepts. At the same time, however, this situation means that any easy “lateral compatibility” of concepts such as “narrator,” “(un)reliability,” “focalization,” etc. across different media such as the printed book, film or the digital media, among others, can no longer be taken for granted. Carrying on with the debates that got underway at the 2013 Paris conference, ENN 4 will address these issues by exploring conceptual models and inputs from various disciplines and methodologies such as rhetoric and stylistics, but also more recent developments including the cognitive sciences, media studies, the digital humanities and many more. In doing so, the ENN aims to act as an on-going forum for discussing narrative theory across borders – conceptual, disciplinary, national, cultural, historical.

What is ENN?

The European Narratology Network (ENN) is an association of individual narratologists and narratological institutions. ENN aims to foster and facilitate research in narrative studies across the board by providing resources to the community and by organising a bi-annual conference. Our focus is predominantly, though not exclusively, European as regards:
• our object domain, which spans narrative representation inliterature, film, digital media, etc. across all European languages and cultures;
• our institutional affiliations: universities, research institutionsand interest groups based in one of the European countries.

The ENN Steering Committee:

  • John PIER (University of Tours and CRAL-CNRS Paris), Chairman
  • Gunther Martens (Ghent University)
  • Karin Kukkonen (Turku University)

Confirmed ENN4 keynote speakers:

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

Registration for the Conference will open on November 15, 2014

Deadline for registration (visitors): April 7, 2015

Registration fee for participants: 165 € | PhD students: 85 €  | Visitors: 45  € /day 

In order to present at the conference, speakers  must be members of the ENN. To register as a member, please consult the ENN website – “How to join the ENN” http://www.narratology.net/join-ENN  

The official languages of the Conference are English, French and German.  

Inquiries concerning the conference can be sent to enn4@ugent.be

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

For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.enn4.ugent.be.  

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About US

ENN4 is organised under the auspices of Narratology@UGent, the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, and the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. We acknowledge the financial support of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO-Vlaanderen) and of the Doctoral School Arts, Humanities and Law (Ghent University).