See Conference Narrative Matters 2018

Call for Papers


The call for papers for the Narrative Matters conference 2018 is now closed. The deadline expired on 21 November 2017. The following is therefore outdated, but we chose to keep it online for the interested reader.

Due to the good response on our call for papers with over 250 abstracts being submitted, we have decided to give others the possibility to submit. In particular, we would like to express our interest in innovations in narrative technology and narrative practice. The last day of the conference will be devoted to the exchange between research and practice.

We welcome proposals in a variety of inspirational and interactive formats, such as panels, symposia, workshops, or roundtable discussions with a clear interdisciplinary scope; flash talks, demonstrations, or performances of narrative research and practice; individual oral or poster presentations to be matched with relevant discussion partners.

We favor contributions that clarify their use of narratives and of their understanding of “narrative”, contribute to interdisciplinary cross-fertilization and innovative approaches, and promote “critical narrative savviness”.

You can submit your proposal here (application is closed since 21 November).  

  • You are first requested to create an EasyChair account, based on your name and email address.
  • Next, you can submit an abstract of a maximum of 250 words.
  • You will be asked questions regarding the contributor(s) and their postal and email address(es).
  • For reviewing and planning purposes, we also ask you to provide keywords and to answer questions on the discipline(s), challenge, topic, and format.
  • Workshops and roundtable discussions will have 90 minutes  available in the program.
  • Sessions with multiple contributions (panel or symposium) will also have 90 minutes available in the program. If you plan to submit a session with multiple contributions, we need to receive
    (1) an overall abstract for the session (max 250 words).
    (2) abstracts for all individual contribnutions (max 250 words each).
    You will be able to indicate to which session the individual contribution belongs.
  • Individual contributions will be grouped together in sessions by the program committee.