Archive for October, 2018

Narrative Conference 2020 in New Orleans!

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Dear Narrative Society friends,

The Executive Council of the ISSN is pleased to announce that the 2020 conference has been awarded to Mississippi State University, which will hold the conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans from March 5 to 8. Kelly Marsh and Dan Punday will serve as conference organizers.

In addition to Mississippi State as host, The University of New Orleans will be a sponsor (thanks to Nancy Easterlin for her work!), and Kelly and Dan are in contact with some other New Orleans area institutions hoping to line up additional sponsors.

The website for the conference is up at Kelly and Dan will have more information about the 2020 conference at the Awards Lunch in Pamplona.


Sue Kim
ISSN Conference Liaison

Update Dates 2019 Conference Pamplona: May 30-June 1

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Dear Narrative Society friends,

Due to a number of extenuating circumstances, the dates of the 2019 International Conference on Narrative has been changed to May 30 to June 1, 2019. The conference website has been updated:

The plenary speakers will remain the same, and the deadline for proposals remains January 15, 2019 (send to

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience; the change had to be made for the best Narrative Conference experience possible! (We’re the BEST conference!)

If you have any questions, please do feel free contact me or the conference organizers, Professor Rocío G. Davis ( Professor Rosalía Baena (

Thank you as always for your understanding and good cheer!

Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Friday, October 5th, 2018

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, I am delighted to be able to announce that the winner of the Wayne C. Booth Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 is the distinguished narratologist Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She will be receiving her award during the Awards Luncheon at the 2019 annual conference in Pamplona, and will be honored with a special panel devoted to her work and career.

Please join the Executive Committee in congratulating our colleague Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan.


Dan Punday
President, ISSN