Archive for June, 2014

ISSN MLA Proposals

Friday, June 13th, 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 ( by November 1, 2014. The Program Committee will announce its selection by December 1, 2014.

Call for Nominees

Friday, June 13th, 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

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.

Sue Lanser