Narrative Medicine in Unhealthy Times

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies
contact email: 

Storyworlds. A Journal of Narrative Studies, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is inviting additional submissions for a special issue titled Narrative Medicine in Unhealthy Times. We welcome papers focused on a variety of topics in the multidisciplinary field of narrative medicine, including the following broad categories:

• Historical perspectives that present the emergence of narrative medicine as a distinct sub-field of study

• Narrative medicine, suffering, and empathy

• Ethics of research and narrative medicine

• Narrative medicine and the biopolitical

• Narrative medicine and the Covid-19 pandemic

• Neoliberalism and narrative medicine

• Educational challenges in narrative medicine

• Inequalities and injustices in/and narrative medicine

• Multimedia storytelling and narrative medicine

Papers should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length, including notes and references.

For format and style, please follow the journal guidelines available at:

Please send your article to the editors: Andreea Deciu Ritivoi ( and Avril Tynan ( We also welcome scholars to make contact to discuss ideas and deadlines.