The Project Narrative Summer Institute is a two-week workshop on the campus of Ohio State University that offers faculty and graduate students in any discipline the opportunity for an intensive study of core concepts and issues in narrative theory. The 2018 Institute will be co-directed by Brian McHale and James Phelan, and will run from 24 June – 06 July. Application deadline is 01 May 2018.
The rubric for PNSI 2018 is Narrative Theory: Foundations and Innovations. While ‘Foundations and Innovations’ may conjure up the terminology of ‘classical’ and ‘post-classical’ narratology, we have something bigger and more dynamic in mind. Rather than orienting the field of narrative theory around distinct periods, we will explore it by setting up feedback loops among strong theories, primary narratives in different media, and their implicit challenges to interpretation. We will range from Aristotle’s Poetics to contemporary (serial) television and experimental graphic narrative, from Russian Formalist theorising to queer and feminist narratologies, from Chicago School theory to innovative fiction and non-fiction in prose. We’ll also examine other contemporary narrative-theoretical approaches, and save time for participants to workshop their own innovative (and newly foundational) projects.
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