The doctoral master class is fully booked!

About Jan Christoph Meister

Jan Christoph Meister is a professor of Modern German...

Topic of the ENN conference

Narratologists are increasingly faced with the situation that the concept of narrative varies...

Practical arrangements and provisional timetable

* The registration deadline has now been extended till Friday, January 9, 2015.

* Please note that it takes quite some time for payments, and especially payment by international bank transfer, to be processed by the university's central administration. Payments by bank transfer need to be checked manually by the rectorate and we only receive confirmations of these payments piece-meal. But your registration is OK as soon as you have concluded the registration routine at the website and your payment will be confirmed as soon as possible (in view of the previously mentioned processing time, this might be after the registration deadline.

* Hotels http://www.enn4.ugent.be/node/3

* Provisional Timetable See attachment

Registration now open / About the conference dinner

The registration page is now online: please head over to https://www.congres.ugent.be/enn4/


Just a word about the conference dinner on Friday evening (April 17). As many of you know, the previous ENN conference dinners set a high standard. Nevertheless, we will try to beat even a setting like "La Coupole" in Paris. We won't reveal the location as yet, but ENN 4's conference dinner will be in the middle of the historical city centre (and not far away from the Duke's castle that you see in this ad. This may look like a setting from "Game of Thrones", but it's all real. And while not exactly on top of the castle, this is a fairly accurate view of the "Ghentians" preparing the conference ...


So do not forget to tick the conference dinner if you want to be part of this!

Confirmation emails about to be sent out ...

The call for papers for the conference has been an overwhelming success. We are very grateful for the massive interest in ENN, the ENN conference and the doctoral pre-conference. Both are sure set to be a very special experience. We had to adapt our timing in view of processing the many abstracts, but will send out confirmations this week at the latest. Do not worry if you have not heard from us yet, many people need to be contacted and it is not technically feasible to do this in one go. Thank you in advance for your patience.


Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Liesbeth Korthals Altes (Universiteit Groningen)
  • Dr. Karin Kukkonen (Turku University)
  • Dr. Marius Hentea (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Prof. Roy Sommer (Wuppertal)
  • Prof. Ondrej Sladek (Masaryk University Czech Republic)
  • Prof. Barbara Bordelajo (KU Leuven)
  • Prof. Luc Herman (University of Antwerp)
  • Prof. Dirk De Geest (KU Leuven)
  • Prof. Bart Vervaeck (KU Leuven)
  • dr. Kris Rutten (PPW, Ghent University)
  • Prof. Inge Arteel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)


Local Organizing Committee


  • Gunther Martens


  • Saartje Gobyn (German Literature, Ghent University)
  • Tobias Hermans (German Literature, Ghent University)
  • Prof. Koen De Temmerman (Greek and European Literature, Ghent University)
  • Prof. Bart Keunen (Comparative Literature, UGent)
  • Dr. Katrijn Maryns (Linguistics, UGent)
  • Prof. Lars Bernaerts (Dutch Literature, LW07)
  • Prof. Benjamin Biebuyck (German Literature)


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 the Doctoral School Arts, Humanities and Law (Ghent University). 

Regarding submitting a panel proposal: a clarification


Accommodation in Ghent: There are many possibilities for your stay in Ghent. The conference venue is located in the historic centre of this Flemish city where accommodation is easy to find. Here are some ideas:

Call for papers


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

enn4@ugent.be (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: enn4@ugent.be . 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 enn4@ugent.be

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.

Social media links


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Download the CFP document (in .PDF format) below.


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).