Call for Articles : DIEGESIS 4.1, summer 2015 "Narration and Lies"

DIEGESIS 4.1, summer 2015
Topic: Narration and Lies
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 31 March 2014
Deadline for the submission of articles: 31 December 2014

Not every lie is a story, nor is every story a lie. Yet, an investigation of the relationship between narration and lies promises to open up perspectives on various phenomena: There is a long tradition of fabricated stories, from Lucian’s True History to Münchhausen’s unbelievable narratives, to contemporary tall tales. Not identical with, but related to the tall-tale genre is the phenomenon of narrative unreliability. The relationship between narration and lies is also pertinent to certain forms of fictionality, such as paratextual or performative instances of forgery, fictional witness reports or autofiction. (...)

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We invite abstracts of approximately half a page (DIN-A4) by March 31st, 2013 at the latest. Please send your abstract, along with a brief CV, to the editorial team of DIEGESIS: The editorial team and the editors will decide on the acceptability of proposals by April 30th, 2014. Contributions have to be submitted by December 31st, 2014.
In addition, we always welcome REVIEWS of new works (i.e. works published in the last three to four years) in the field of narratology; we specifically welcome cross-disciplinary contributions in addition to contributions from those working in the fields of language and literature. Recommendations for reviews can be sent to the aforementioned e-mail address at any time; in your e-mail, you should name the book(s) you would like to review and provide a brief overview of your academic career.

DIEGESIS is the first interdisciplinary journal dedicated to narrative research that provides free online access to full-text articles and reviews ( The high standard of work published in DIEGESIS is ensured by a combination of competitive calls for papers and a peer review process.
DIEGESIS is published at the University of Wuppertal and in cooperation with the local Centre of Narrative Research (CNR) ( by Matei Chihaia (Romance studies), Sandra Heinen (literature and media studies), Matías Martínez (German studies), Michael Scheffel (general literary studies) and Roy Sommer (English and American studies).


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