Workshop “Empirical Approaches to Narrative” - March 15, 2014 - Wuppertal University


The Center for Narrative Research (CNR) in Wuppertal is happy to announce the workshop "”Empirical Approaches to Narrative,” which will take place on March 15th, 2014. Leading scholars Marisa Bortolussi and Peter Dixon (Edmontion) will give a talk on their current work-in-progress on memory and emotions. This workshop will offer a forum that serves to facilitate discussion of research projects and methodological challenges in the broad field of psychonarratology, as well as other empirical approaches to narrative. The CNR welcomes doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as scholars working in the field of narrative to this event.

The workshop will be hosted by Sandra Heinen and Roy Sommer (Wuppertal University, Department of English Studies). It will take place at the Gaestehaus Freudenberg, Rainer-Gruenter-Strasse 3, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany.

There will be a limited number of slots for brief papers on topics related to, among other things, the relationships between quantitative and qualitative empirical methods, potential uses of tagging and other linguistic methods for narrative research and general methodological concerns. The results will be published in a special issue of DIEGESIS, the interdisciplinary journal for narrative research, devoted to “Empirical Approaches to Narrative.” The journal can be accessed at:  

The deadline for application is February 1st, 2014.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Monika Kieslich:

Monika Kieslich
Department of English StudiesUniversity of Wuppertal
Gauss Str. 2042119

Tel.: (0049) 202/439 2365
Fax: (0049) 202/439 3684


The Center for Narrative Research (CNR) is a cross-disciplinary institution that brings together scholars from various disciplines with an interest in narrative and storytelling.


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