Narratology Panel

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Conference. Rocky Mountain MLA, October 7-10 2020, Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO

Narratology. Marshall Johnson, English Dept./0098, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557;

Description: This session invites proposals on narrative theory as it relates to pedagogy and writing/composition studies or literary studies, particularly those including, but not limited to, multimodal learning, WPA curricula, the quest narrative, student efficacy, research writing, new and interesting approaches to canonical texts, comparative and contemporary literature, the graphic novel, genre studies, and memoir studies.


Possible topics may include:

  • ·       Uses of narrative format in writing therapy;
  • ·       The literacy narrative as a bridge to helping students find their individual voices;
  • ·       New applications of concepts in narratology to well-known works of literature;
  • ·       How narrative theory can illuminate first-person detective fiction;
  • ·       How the memoir as genre functions rhetorically;

and any other possible topics you may find interesting.


Please email an abstract of 250-500 words, along with a brief bio of no more than 150 words and with any questions you might have, to the above email address by March 31, 2020.