CFP (conf): 2nd Conference of the European Narratology Network

Deadline extended

Place and Time: University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, March 10th and 11th, 2011
Conference language: English
Pre-Conference Doctoral Course: March 9th, 2011
New Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 18th, 2010. Send 200-word abstracts to Associate Professor Per Krogh Hansen (University of Southern Denmark, Center for Narratological Studies): Please write ‘ENN Conference: Working with stories’ in the subject line.

Registration: Deadline for registration is January 5th 2011 to with your name, institution, e-mail address etc. Please remember to register for dinners.
Registration fee: 1000 DKK / 135 €. Fee includes: Lunch March 10th and 11th and coffee/tee etc.
Dinners: You have to register separately for dinners on March 10th and March 11th. The price pr. dinner is 300 DKK / 41 € which is to be paid for along with the registration fee.
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Contact: Associate Professor Per Krogh Hansen (University of Southern Denmark, Center for Narratological Studies):


For further information (abstracts, information about the keynote speakers and about Hotel booking), please consult the attached flyer.

Keynote speakers:
Jan Alber, Freiburg University: “The Unnatural Across the Fiction/Non-Fiction Divide”
Cynthia M. Grund, University of Southern Denmark: “Narrative and Music”
Lars-Christer Hydén, Linköping University: “Narrative and Medicine”
Matti Hyvärinen , Tampere University: “Traveling concepts of Narrative”
Susan Lanser, Brandeis University: “Toward an Intersectional Narratology: Negative Plotting and Feminist Inquiry”
Wolf Schmid , Hamburg University: “Selection and concretization of elements in verbal and filmic narration as seen from the perspective of Russian Formalist and Czech Structuralist film theory”

Pre-Conference Doctoral Course, March 9th, 2011: We are pleased to announce a pre-conference doctoral course on transdisciplinary narrative theory. The course will be directed by John Pier, Université François-Rabelais de Tours and CRAL (CNRS/EHESS), and Per Krogh Hansen, University of Southern Denmark. Ph.D. students working on any text type with narrative relevance are eligible to participate. Prospective participants are asked to send 2- to 3-page descriptions of their Ph.D. projects to Please write “ENN Conference: Working with stories: Doctoral” in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is October 18th, 2010. The doctoral course is arranged in cooperation with The Hans Christian Andersen Graduate School, University of Southern Denmark.

The course consists in two parts:

1. On March 9th (the day before the conference) Professor John Pier, Université François-Rabelais de Tours and CRAL (CNRS/EHESS), and Professor Marianne Horsdal, University of Southern Denmark, will give lectures on transdisciplinary narrative theory. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

2. Ph.D. students accepted for the course are asked to hand in a 7- to 10-page paper two weeks in advance of the conference. The paper can be a chapter from their dissertation, an article they are working on or a presentation of their project. The only requirement is that the text relate to narrative and narrative theory. During the conference there will be a special time slot for discussion of Ph.D. students’ papers. Each student is given 10 minutes to do an oral presentation. This is followed by 20 minutes discussion of the paper and a presentation in plenum.

Ph.D. students completing the course will receive a diploma. The course counts as 2 ECTS.

Price: The course is free of charge, but participants will need to pay the conference registration fee (DKK 1000/ € 135) to attend.