Call For Papers: JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

deadline for submissions: 
January 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
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JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNTshowcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national. Submissions

Since its inception in 1971, JNT has provided a forum for the theoretical exploration of individual narrative texts and of narrative more generally. Current essay submissions should address the intersection of narrative, history, ideology, and culture all broadly defined. The editors are particularly interested in essays that rethink narrative theory and those which cross disciplinary boundaries. Recent issues have included essays concerned with literary theory, cultural studies and marginalized literary figures and texts.

General Guidelines:

  • Submit manuscripts through Editorial Manager at Receipt will be confirmed upon final approval of the manuscript;
  • The submission must be between 25 and 35 pages, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and no less than 6,500 words;
  • The journal does not accept any manuscripts submitted simultaneously to other publication venues;
  • Omit any reference to the author(s) in the document to ensure blind review;
  • If accepted for publication, articles must follow the latest edition of the MLA Style Manual, and author(s) are responsible for making the appropriate changes to the document in that respect upon acceptance;
  • Keep footnotes to a minimum, incorporating information into the main text wherever possible;
  • Authors are responsible for copyright permissions and fees for illustrations and/or extracts. High-resolution files or glossy prints of images will be necessary upon acceptance.

Please email all general inquiries to our editorial assistant at

Elisabeth Däumer, Nataša Kovačević Editors
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
Department of English
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197