Call for papers: NARRATIVE
So much for endings. Beginnings are always more fun. True connoisseurs, however, are known to favour the stretch in between, since it's the hardest to do anything with.
That's about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what.
— “Happy Endings,” Margaret Atwood
The editors of Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique invite contributions for a special issue on the theme of narrative to be published in late 2019.
Despite what Atwood’s cynical narrator says, there is much to be said about beginnings, middles, and ends. What has become clear in recent years is the breadth of the “narrative turn” in the humanities and social sciences, from postclassical approaches to narratology to new understandings of the importance of narrative to film, digital media, medico-legal, and interdisciplinary research. Areas of investigation include, but are not limited to:
– Postclassical and “new” approaches to narratology and narrative theory
– Interdisciplinary approaches to narratology (e.g. postcolonial, queer, and feminist narratologies)
– Narrative theory in Australia
– New approaches to unreliable narration
– The narrative turn in social research
– Cognitive theory and narrative
– Medical, legal, and, political narratives
– Digital narratives
– Visual narratives in art, film, and television
– Intermedial and transmedial narratives
– Autobiography and life writing
– Metanarrative and metafiction