Call for Papers: 2021 International Conference on Narrative

2021 International Conference on Narrative

2021 International Conference on Narrative
May 19-23, 2021

**EXTENDED DEADLINE: Nov. 25, 2020**

Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Narrative, the International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Papers, however, should be in English.

Proposals for Individual Papers: Please provide the title and a 300-word abstract of the paper you are proposing; your name, institutional affiliation, and email address; and a brief statement (no more than 100 words) about your work as well as any relevant publications, presentations, or projects-in-progress.

Proposals for Panels: Please provide a 700-word (maximum) description of the topic of the panel and of each panelist’s contribution; the title of the panel and the titles of the individual papers; and for each participant the name, email address, institutional affiliation/status as an independent scholar, and a brief statement (no more than 100 words) about the person’s work as well as any relevant publications, presentations, or projects-in-progress. Panels of 3-4 papers are invited.

Additional guidelines for the virtual conference in 2021:
● Given the limitations of the virtual environment, all individual panel presentations will be limited to a maximum of 10-12 minutes. Panels with 4 presenters will be limited to 10 minutes per paper; panels with 3 presenters will be limited to 12 minutes per paper.
○ These shorter presentation times are meant to maximize participation while
minimizing video fatigue. We encourage you to think about your presentations as
seeds for deeper conversations.

● All presentations will be recorded in advance and uploaded to a password-protected site; the anticipated due date for these presentations will be May 1, 2021.
○ Detailed instructions on recording and uploading your presentation will be sent out well in advance of the due date.

● Access to 2021 Narrative Conference materials will be limited to conference registrants, who must also be ISSN members. No membership, no materials. Subscribing to Narrative includes membership in the ISSN: https://www.press.jhu.edu/cart/forsale?oc=2822&client=ohio

● Participants are encouraged to use the Narrative listserv to propose topics for panelists and identify co-presenters. For more information about the Narrative listserv, please visit http://narrative.georgetown.edu/email/.

● We encourage proposals of panels that have representation from various ranks (graduate students to senior scholars), and/or have presenters from more than one institution (and preferably more than 2).

● We are aware of the accessibility limitations of Zoom, and we are making a concerted effort to make the ISSN conference as accessible as possible. As you are aware, virtual conferences with asynchronous and synchronous elements work differently than traditional conferences. Please note that responsibilities of virtual conference participants will include:

● Providing a prerecorded presentation video by the due date
● Viewing prerecorded presentations prior to May 19
● Participating in the synchronous discussions during May 19-23

Please send proposals by email as a PDF, Word or RTF document to narrative2021@gmail.com

EXTENDED! Deadline for receipt of proposals: November 25, 2020

All participants must join the International Society for the Study of Narrative. To join see the link above. For more information on ISSN, visit: http://narrative.georgetown.edu

Please address any inquiries to narrative2021@gmail.com