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Officer Nominations

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Dear Members of ISSN,

This October the Society will elect two new Executive Board
members, to serve for three years, as well as its next
Second Vice-President, who serves for four years
(proceeding to First Vice-President, President, and Past
President). The nominations for these positions are drawn
up by the nominating committee, which comprises the current
VP and two other Society members.

This year, that is Sarah Copland (MacEwan University), Mari
Hatavara (University of Tampere), and me (Aarhus Institute
of Advanced Studies).

All ISSN members are invited to propose names for the
nominating committee to consider. Self-nominations are
entirely in order, so don’t be shy!

Note that eligible candidates will have attended recent
ISSN conferences, and will usually commit to attending two
meetings of the ISSN Executive Board in each year of their
term – one at the ISSN Conference and one at the MLA
Convention. At the same time, don’t hesitate to nominate
someone, including yourself, who for good reason (lack of
funding, distance, etc.) cannot make it to MLA. Candidates
for Second VP should have attended 3 out of the last 5
annual conferences.

Please send your suggestions to Sarah, Mari, and me (along
with a brief indication of the reason for your
recommendation) no later than July 15, 2016.

Sarah Copland: coplands2@macewan.ca
Mari Hatavara: mari.hatavara@uta.fi
Jan Alber: janalber@aias.au.dk

All the best,
Jan Alber

Nominations for ISSN Executive Board Members and Second Vice-President

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Dear Members of ISSN,

This October the Society will elect two new Executive Board members, to serve for three years, as well as its next Second Vice-President, who serves for four years (proceeding to First Vice-President, President, and Past President).

The nominations for these positions are drawn up by the nominating committee, which comprises the current VP and two other Society members. This year, that is Sarah Copland, Mari Hatavara, and Jan Alber.

All ISSN members are invited to propose names for the nominating committee to consider.

Self-nominations are entirely in order, so don’t be shy! Note that eligible candidates will have attended recent ISSN conferences, and will usually commit to attending two meetings of the ISSN Executive Board in each year of their term – one at the ISSN Conference and one at the MLA Convention. At the same time, don’t hesitate to nominate someone, including yourself, who for good reason (lack of funding, distance, etc.) cannot make it to MLA. Candidates for Second VP should have attended 3 out of the last 5 annual conferences.

Please send your suggestions to Sarah, Mari, and Jan (along with a brief indication of the reason for your recommendation) no later than July 15, 2016.

Sarah Copland: coplands2@macewan.ca

Mari Hatavara: mari.hatavara@uta.fi

Jan Alber: janalber@aias.au.dk

2017 Perkins Prize Nominations

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Perkins Prize for Books Published in 2015

 

Established in 1994, the Perkins Prize honors Barbara Perkins and George Perkins, the founders of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself. The prize, awarded to the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in a given year, consists of $1,000 plus a contribution of $500 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented. 

The Perkins Prize is conceived as a book prize rather than an author prize. Thus all books on the topic of narrative, whether edited collections, collaboratively written books, or monographs, are eligible to compete. If an edited collection or collaboratively written book is selected, the prize goes to the editor(s) or the collaborators. The winner of the competition for books published in 2015 will be announced at the Philadelphia MLA Convention in 2017, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Lexington, KY, in March 2017. 

To nominate books with a copyright date of 2015, please send an email with “Perkins Prize” in the subject line to the Chair of the judging committee: Jan Alber <janalber@aias.au.dk>. Publisher, third-party, and self-nominations are appropriate. Copies of books must be sent to each of the three judges. Please indicate in the nominating email whether the publisher or the author will send the books. The deadline for nominations and for receipt of books by the judges is June 1, 2016

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of the three members of the judging committee: 

 

PD Dr. Jan Alber

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Aarhus University
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, building 1630
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

 

Dr. Alice Bell

Sheffield Hallam University

Humanities Department

1122 Owen Building

City Campus

Sheffield, S1 1WB

England, UK

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Pavel

Centre de l’Université de Chicago à Paris

6, rue Thomas Mann

75013 Paris

France

Call for proposals: 2017 MLA Panel

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The ISSN Program Committee (Frederick Aldama, Liesbeth Korthals Altes, and Jan Alber) invites proposals for the Society’s guaranteed session at the 2017 MLA, scheduled for 5–8 January in Philadelphia. A topic may be proposed by any current member(s) of ISSN, who would also chair or co-chair the chosen panel.
Participation on the panel will be open to all members of MLA. Proposals for the ISSN session at MLA 2017 should include a session title and a brief rationale not to exceed one page.

Please submit your proposal to Jan Alber (jan.alber@anglistik.uni-freiburg.de) by November 1, 2015.

The Program Committee will announce its selection by December 1, 2015.

Nominations for ISSN Elections!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

 

Dear Members of ISSN,

 

This October the Society will elect two new Executive Board members, to serve for three years, as well as its next Second Vice-President, who serves four years (proceeding to First Vice-President, President, and Past President). The nominations for these positions are drawn up by the nominating committee, which comprises the current VP and two other Society members.  This year, that is me, Per Krogh Hansen and Bronwen Thomas.

 

All ISSN members are invited to propose names for the nominating committee to consider. Self-nominations are entirely in order, so don’t be shy! Note that eligible candidates will have attended recent ISSN conferences, and will usually commit to attending two meetings of the ISSN Executive Board in each year of their term – one at the ISSN Conference and one at the MLA Convention.

 

Please send your suggestions to me, Per or Bronwen (along with a brief indication of the reason for your recommendation) no later than August 1.

 

Brian McHale: mchale.11@osu.edu

Per Krogh Hansen: pkha@sdu.dk

Bronwen Thomas: ‎ bthomas@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

All the best,

Brian McHale

Project Narrative Summer Institute 2015

Monday, March 16th, 2015

See the following announcement from Jim Phelan about the 2015 PNSI:


Angus Fletcher and I will direct the 2015 Project Narrative Summer Institute at Ohio State from June 8-19.  This year’s theme is “Foundations and Innovations in Narrative Theory.”  Here’s our description:

PNSI “Foundations and Innovations” may conjure up the terminology of “classical” and ‘”postclassical” narratology, but at PNSI 2015 we have something bigger and more dynamic in mind. Rather than orienting the field around distinct periods, we’ll explore it by setting up feedback loops among strong theories, primary narratives in different media, and their implicit challenges to interpretation. We’ll range from from Aristotle’s Poetics to Pixar’s screenwriting philosophy, from Chicago School readings of Macbeth to cognitive analyses of comics, from Genette-inspired readings of Persuasion to feminist approaches to Nike ads, and we’ll save time for participants to workshop their own innovative–and newly foundational–projects.

More details, including info about cost and application procedures, can be found at https://projectnarrative.osu.edu/programs/summer-institute  We should have the tentative reading list up on the site sometime next week. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to me and/or Angus <fletcher.300@osu.edu>

And please help us spread the word. 

Thanks,

Jim

2016 Perkins Prize Nominations

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

 
Established in 1994, the Perkins Prize honors Barbara Perkins and George Perkins, the founders of both The Journal of Narrative Technique and the Society itself. The prize, awarded to the book making the most significant contribution to the study of narrative in a given year, consists of $1,000 plus a contribution of $500 toward expenses for the winning author to attend the Narrative Conference where the award will be presented. 

The Perkins Prize is conceived as a book prize rather than an author prize. Thus all books on the topic of narrative, whether edited collections, collaboratively written books, or monographs, are eligible to compete. If an edited collection or collaboratively written book is selected, the prize goes to the editor(s) or the collaborators. The winner of the competition for books published in 2014 will be announced at the Austin MLA Convention in 2016, and the prize will be presented at the Narrative Conference in Amsterdam in June 2016. 

To nominate books with a copyright date of 2014, please send an email with “Perkins Prize” in the subject line to the Chair of the judging committee: Richard Walsh <richard.walsh@york.ac.uk>. Publisher, third-party, and self-nominations are appropriate. Please indicate in the email whether the publisher, the author, or the Chair of the judging committee is to be responsible for ensuring that books are sent to the judges. Copies of books must be sent to each of the three judges.The deadline for nominations and for receipt of books by the judges is June 1, 2015

Books should be sent by authors or their publishers directly to each of the three members of the judging committee: 

Richard Walsh
Dept. of English & Related Literature
University of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
UK

Henrik Skov Nielsen
Centre for Fictionality Studies
Institut for Æstetik og Kommunikation
Aarhus Universitet
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
Bygn. 1485 / lokale 318
8000 Århus C
Denmark

Robyn Warhol
36 Larch Rd.
South Burlington VT  05403
USA

2015 Subscriptions Now Available

Monday, November 10th, 2014

2015 Subscriptions for Narrative are now open, allowing members to renew their membership in the Narrative Society for another year. This year, individual members will have additional options for subscribing to Narrative: along with print subscriptions, the journal now offers individual online subscriptions, which will be accessible through a web portal via the OSU Press, as well as combination print and online subscriptions.

Please visit http://narrative.georgetown.edu/membership/ for additional information on subscription.

If you have any questions, please email Emily Taylor at the OSU Press.

ISSN Executive Council: New Nominations by 1 August

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

This autumn the International Society for the Study of Narrative will elect two new Executive Council members to serve three-year terms as well as its next Second Vice-President, who serves for four years (proceeding to First Vice-President, President, and Past President). Ballots for these elections are drawn up by the nominating committee, which this year comprises Paul Dawson, Jim Phelan, Cathy Romagnolo, and myself as current First VP.

All ISSN members are invited to propose names for the nominating committee to consider. Note that eligible candidates will have attended recent ISSN conferences and will usually commit themselves to attending two meetings of the Executive Council during each year of their term, one at the ISSN Conference and one at the MLA Convention.

If you would like to propose a nominee for either Second VP or a Council position, please submit your recommendation to me by August 1, with a brief supporting rationale, at lanser@brandeis.edu.

On behalf of the Executive Council, my thanks for your support of ISSN. We hope to see you at the next International Conference on Narrative: Chicago, March 5-8, 2015.

Yours,
Sue Lanser
lanser@brandeis.edu

Call for Proposals (Reprise): 2016 MLA Panel

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The ISSN Program Committee (Kurt Koenigsberger, Erin McGlothlin, Brian McHale) invites proposals for the Society’s guaranteed session at the 2016 MLA, scheduled for January 4-7 in Austin, Texas.  A topic may be proposed by any current member(s) of ISSN, who would also chair or co-chair the chosen panel.   Participation on the panel will be open to all members of MLA.  Proposals for the ISSN session at MLA 2016 should include a session title and a brief rationale not to exceed one page. Please submit your proposal to Brian McHale (mchale.11@osu.edu) by November 1, 2014.  The Program Committee will announce its selection by December 1, 2014.