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Newsletter XVI March 2017

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • ENN-related news
    • CFP ENN 5: Registration and abstract submission system now live
    • CFP: Preconference Doctoral Seminar "Cognitive Narratology Today" (Prague, September 11–12, 2017)
    • How to update your ENN online profile
  • Upcoming events and CFPs
    • PALA conference "Interdisciplinary Stylistics", July 19-22, 2017
    • CFP: Summer Course in Narrative Studies (SINS) 2017 (deadline: April 20. 2017)
    • CONF: International Conference on the Theory of Lyric (Boston University, June 7–11, 2017)
    • CONF: PALA conference "Interdisciplinary Stylistics", July 19-22, 2017
    • CFP: Narrative and Hypertext Workshop (July 4 - 7, 2017)
    • CONF: Greimas aujourd'hui: l'avenir de la structure (Paris, 30.5-2.6.2017)
    • CFC Points of View in: Philological Studies (deadline: April 15)
    • JOB: 2 PhD positions within the ERC Starting Grant Project “Narrating the Mesh.” (Ghent University; deadline: May 2)
    • CONF: Fictionality in Literature: Core Concepts Revisited (Aarhus, May 3-4)
    • PhD position in Comparative Literature (University of Oslo; deadline: 21 April 2017)
    • “Fictionality and Factuality 2017: Counter-narratives in Organizations”(4-14/7; Aarhus University; deadline: March 15!)
  • New Publications


Dear !subscriber_name, this is the 16th installment of European Narratology Network newsletter. We remind you that registration for ENN 5 in Prague is open and that we eagerly await your abstracts at . We are also looking forward to your opinion on the ENN membership poll. Please direct your browser to this link prior to March 31.  The narratology community deplores the passing away of two leading figures within the discipline, Lubomír Doležel and Tzvetan Todorov. Both are commemorated by contributions mentioned in the "new publications" section below.This is the first "full html" newsletter to be sent out to all ENN members via the new website You can also read this newsletter online here. The ENN website should now more faithfully reflect and represent the current ENN membership, which is approaching the number of 1000 members. Happy reading!  
The ENN Steering Committee 
Gunther Martens, Karin Kukkonen, Ondřej Sládek

ENN-related news

CFP ENN 5: Registration and abstract submission system now live

Registration | Abstract Submission

If you wish to register for the conference or submit an abstract/panel proposal, please click on the link below, log in to the registration system and complete the registration or abstract submission form.
You will receive a confirmation by e-mail after submitting your registration or abstract/panel proposal.
​Your registration can be viewed or modified anytime after logging in.

Requirements on the abstracts/panel proposals

- Abstracts of oral presentations and posters (200 to 400-word) should contain title, author’s name, affiliation and e-mail
- Panel proposals should contain abstracts of all the panel participants, title and summary of the panel, name of panel chair
- Accepted formats: doc, docx, rtf

Registration fees


Early bird (until 30/6)

Standard (1/7–5/9)

Late & on-site

Conference participant

4185 CZK (155€)

4455 CZK (165€)

6210 CZK (230€)

PhD student (incl. preconference seminar)

2160 CZK (80€)

2295 CZK (85€)

3240 CZK (120€)


Registration fees include access to all scientific sessions, conference materials, welcome drink on Sept. 13, coffee breaks, lunches and VAT.


Payment options

On-line by credit card (via on-line registration or at this link)

Accepted credit cards: MasterCard, Maestro, VISA, VISA Electron

We recommend on-line credit card payment as the most convenient method of payment. If you choose “Credit card payment” when completing the registration form, you will be automatically directed to a secure credit card payment form after completing your registration.

Direct Bank Transfer

Bank: Fio banka, a.s.
Address: V Celnici 10, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Account name: AMCA, spol. s r.o.
IBAN: CZ37 2010 0000 0020 0105 5491
Message for recipient: Please enter your name/registration number

N.B. Please note that all direct bank transfer charges must be covered by the participant.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation date


By July 31, 2017    

August 1 - August 31, 2017

From September 1, 2017



full refund





full refund

1 night deposit



CFP: Preconference Doctoral Seminar "Cognitive Narratology Today" (Prague, September 11–12, 2017)

Preconference Doctoral Seminar

Cognitive Narratology Today

Prague, September 11–12, 2017

In conjunction with the 5th International Conference of the European Narratology Network, a preconference doctoral seminar on cognitive narratology will be held. The doctoral seminar will be primarily devoted to the topics connected with general narratological and poetological concepts such as Fictional Characters and Their Minds, Time and Temporality, and Reader, Reading and Interpretation as viewed from the cognitive perspective. Both, proposals with theoretical perspectives and particular analyses are welcomed. 

Applicants for the seminar must be doctoral students during the 2017–2018 academic year. At the end of the course, the participants will receive a diploma.

Prospective participants are asked to send a 500-word description of their doctoral research together with their résumés and institutional affiliation via the registration form at The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

The seminar will consist of an introductory lecture, delivered by the leader of the seminar and keynote speaker, prof. Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg), and of four working sections to which the participants will be distributed according to their particular topics. The seminars will be led by four supervisors, who are experts on particular topics. Each student will present their topic (10–15 min), after which the supervisor’s comment on the topics, and a discussion, will follow.  

Registration fee: conference: 165€; PhD students: 85€

(PhD students participating in both, the seminar and also in the conference, will pay 85€ only)

Full CFP:


How to update your online ENN profile

* The profile data related to your narratological interests are to be found under the separate tab "Personal information". Please also indicate whether you wish to receive the newsletter.  You may also upload a profile piccture and enter your ORCID ID.

* If you no longer know your password, you may gain access to an existing ENN profile by following the "Request new password"-routine. If the email address linked to your ENN profile is no longer valid, please drop us a line at

* Returning visitors may now access the website via SSO (Single-Sign-On). This means that you can login via credentials used for logging into Facebook, Google, Linkedin, on the condition that the email address attached to this external login corresponds with the one used within the ENN membership database and [2] that you provide the correct credentials for the external login! This feature is still somewhat experimental and may function better with some providers rather than others. Given that you may have forgotten your ENN website login by now, SSO is a viable alternative to following the "New password"-procedure (which remains possible too, of course.) Using SSO is not encouraged for creating new accounts.

* In case of problems, please contact us via email:

Upcoming Events and CfPs


The Aachen Research Team Cognitive Literary Studies (ART CogLit) hosts a Lecture Series on "Literature, Emotion, and Cognition"

Lectures take place on Mondays, 4-6 pm, H11 C.A.R.L.

Please find the programme attached below.

8. Mai

Jan Alber (Aachen):
A Cognitive Approach to Narrative Immersion in Film

15. Mai

Peter Stockwell (Nottingham):
Immersion and Emotion

22. Mai

Gunther Martens (Gent):
Can We Predict Literary Judgment? A Corpus Study of the Bachmann Literary 'Casting Show' via Off- and Online Backchannels

29. Mai

Marco Caracciolo (Gent):
Space, Cognition, and Traces of the Human in Postapocalyptic Fiction

1. Juni*

Marcus Hartner (Bielefeld):
Figur, Emotion und Perspektive: Skizzen eines Forschungsfeldes

12. Juni

Moniek Kuijpers (Frankfurt):
Empirical Studies of Literature: The Case of Absorption during Literary Reading

19. Juni

Karin Kukkonen (Oslo):
The Designed Sensory Flow: Literature and Embodiment

26. Juni

Merja Polvinen (Helsinki):
Emotion and Self-Reflection in Fiction

3. Juli

Ralf Schneider (Bielefeld):
The (Temporal) Structure of Emotion Episodes: A Neglected Dimension of Cognitive Reception Theory, or: Beyond Suspense and Surprise

10. Juli

Alan Palmer (Independent Scholar; County Durham):
Emotion and Cognition in the Traditional Ballads of Early Country Music

17. Juli

Christian Kohlschein (Aachen):
Automatic Emotion Recognition - Can You Teach an Algorithm to Recognize and Process Emotions?

24. Juli

Sven Strasen (Aachen):
Modelling and Observing Literary Reception Processes: Building Blocks of a Research Programme

Organisers: Jan Alber & Sven Strasen. Website


ENN members are asked to send in announcements of recently or soon-to-be-published monographs and anthologies together with the standard bibliographical information (NB: intended for this heading are books, not articles). This information, which will be included in each upcoming Newsletter, should be sent to the Chairman of the ENN Steering Committee, Gunther Martens, at with a copy to Tobias Hermans (Bloomington University, Indiana) at .
Grishakova, Marina, and Siim Sorokin. Notes On Narrative, Cognition, And Cultural Evolution. Sign Systems Studies 44 (2016): 542–561. Web. Sign Systems Studies.
Grishakova, Marina, and Siim Sorokin. Notes On Narrative, Cognition, And Cultural Evolution. Sign Systems Studies 44 (2016): 542–561. Web. Sign Systems Studies.


About us

ENN is the European Narratology Network, an association of individual narratologists and narratological institutions. ENN aims to foster the study of narrative representation in literature, film, digital media, etc. across all European languages and cultures.

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