Our most recent volumes are listed below for reference.
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Volume 53 (2023)

53.1 (Winter) "Narratologies of Science"

    • Daniel Aureliano Newman, "Grappling with the Unnarratable: Introduction to Special Issue on Narratologies of Science"
    • Eric Morel, Narrating Massive Distribution: Climate Stories from Early American Periodicals to Citizen Science Blogging
    • Marco Caracciolo, Rabbit Holes and Butterfly Effects: Narrative Probabilities and Climate Science
    • Rhona Trauvitch, Mapping with Fi-Sci: Why and How Fictionality Illuminates Science
    • Toon Staes, Reflections on the Unnarratable: Free Will, the Intentional Stance, and a Narrative Model for Emergence
    • Pascale M. Manning, Natural Histories and Fictive Discourse: Lyell, Freud, and Narratives of Empirical Witness
    • Daniella Gáti, Theorizing Mathematical Narrative through Machine Learning

53.2 (Summer)

  • Liwen Zhang, Flirting with Filler in Our Mutual Friend
  • Mengi Kang, Jan Alber, Interpreting Timbuktu: An Unnatural Narrative, an Emotional Reading Experience, and a Cognitive Explanation
  • Francesca Arnavas, "September didn't know what sort of story she was in": The Hybrid Genres of Uncanny Fairy Tales
  • Shilpi Saxena, Diksha Sharma, Emotional Geographies of Belonging in Ravinder Randhawa's Beauty and the Beast
  • Sohomjit Ray, Estrangement as Method in Trauma Narratives

53.3 (Fall)

  • Drishadwati Bargi, “Why Should My Life Be a Sacrifice to One Man?”: The Paradoxes of Dalit Militancy in Malika Amar Shaikh’s Memoir I Want to Destroy Myself
  • Elliott Greene, Immersion and Participation in N.K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth Trilogy
  • Emma Adler, When Doing Won’t Do: Rooting in Life and Literature
  • Laurie A. Rodrigues, The Medium and Its Messages: Chris MacNeil’s Characterization in The Exorcist
  • Nils Clausson, A “Most Singular Mixture” of Genres: Intellectual Deduction versus Gothic Mystery in Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Sussex Vampire”

Volume 52 (2022)

52.1 (Winter)

          • Dan Shen, “Naturalistic Covert Progression Behind Complicated Plot: Chopin's A Pair of Silk stockings"
          • Marijana Mikic, “Satirical Afrofuturism, Race, and Emotion in George S. Schuyler’s Black No More
          • Mengni Kang, “Disappear into the Material: A Reading of If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler through the Lens of Affect"
          • Arun Kumar Pokhrel, “History as Storytelling and Storytelling as History: The Environmental Materiality and Imagination in Waterland’s Bio-Regional Eco-Poetics”
          • Don J. Kraemer, “To Each According to Their Needs: Readerly Desire in Rhetorical Poetics and in Jesus’ Son

Volume 51 (2021)

51.1 (Winter)

          • Xuan Gong, “Dual Focalization in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels"
          • Chen Edelsburg, “Restorative and Traumatic Interpellations: The Second-Person Address in Salinger’s Works”
          • Frederick J. Solinger, “Silencing the Linguistic Other: The Underclass as Noise Pollution in George Lamming’s The Emigrants and Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange"
          • Mike Marais, “Hospitality, Reading, and the Aesthetic of Uncertainty Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist”
          • Stephen Weninger, “The Sacred Engine: Myth and Fiction in Snowpiercer

51.2 (Summer)

          • Todd Copleand, “Will Ladislaw’s Contextualization: The Function of Epigraphs in George Eliot’s Middlemarch"
          • Ann Tso, “Feminine Charms and Horrors in J.G. Ballard’s “The Smile” and Iain Sinclair’s Downriver
          • Monika Fludernik, “Narrating OtiumA Narratology of Leisure?"
          • Jeffrey Gonzalez, “Narrative and Cosmopolitan Mobility: Teju Cole’s Open City, Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, and Global Fiction
          • Sarah Copland, “Truth and Reconciliation and Narrative Ethics, Form, and Politics”

51.3 (Fall) "New Narrative"

          • Rob Halpern and Robin Tremblay-McGaw, "Introduction: New Narrative"
          • Adam Mitts, “Elegiac Citationality in Kevin Killian's 'The Inn of the Red Leaf'”
          • David Grundy, “New Narratives in Gabrielle Daniels and Ishmael Houston-Jones"
          • Robin Tremblay-McGaw, “Sounding Out: Nathaniel Mackey's Ontological Archive in Fugitive Run
          • Earl Jackson, Jr., “Reading the Writing ‘I’: Intertextual Subjectivity and Textual
            Intersubjectivity in Laura Moriarty’s Ultravioleta
          • Mary Burger, "'A Failed Saint Turns to Autobiography': Robert Glück’s Margery Kempe
          • Camille Roy, "Pleasure and Purpose in Gail Scott's Heroine"
          • Kay Gabriel, "A Xerox of Feeling: Dennis Cooper's Frisk"
          • Miranda Mellis, "Equinox"

Volume 50 (2020)

50.1 (Winter)

          • Paul Bruss, “Introduction: A Short History of JNT
          • Julie Park, “Writing with Pen and Dildo: Libertine Techniques of Eighteenth-Century Narrative”
          • Lori Robison, “Harem, Auction Block, and Stage: Sympathy and the Gaze as Object in A Romance of the Republic
          • Ruchi Mundeja, “Rooms Not Quite Their Own: Two Colonial Itinerants, Katherine Mansfield and Jean Rhys, and Narratives of Roomlessness”
          • Laurie A. Rodrigues, “The ‘Right-Looking Girl’ in the Raccoon Coat: How to Read a Cliché, Like Franny Glass”

50.2 (Summer)

          • Erin Amann Holliday-Karre, “Re-imagining Shahrazad: Hanan Al-Shaykh and a Feminism of Difference”
          • Galia Benziman, “Dickens, Hard Times, and the Erasure of Female Origins”
          • Christopher C. Douglas, “’Sideways-Written Words’: Appropriation of the Eighteenth-Century British It-Narrative in Natsume Seki’s I Am a Cat
          • Stephen Hong Sohn, “Model Minority Terrorist: Post 9/11 Asian American Racial Formation and Brown Peril Narrative Discourse in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist
          • Victor Xavier Zarour Zarzar, “Bad Blood: On Culpability and a Metabolic Approach to Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend

50.3 (Fall) "Refugee Literatures"

          • Hadji Bakara, “Introduction: Refugee Literatures”
            Jana Schmidt, “An Uncertain Movement: Bertolt Brecht’s Refugee Conversations
          • Yasmine Shamma, “’Heaven is Green’: The Ecoglobalism of Refugee Desert Gardens”
          • Ian Foster, “This is how we Refugee: Neoliberalism from Haiti to Palestine and the Economics of Refugee Form”
          • Ashna Ali, “Ugly Affects: Migritude and Black Mediterranean Counternarratives of Migrant Subjectivity”
          • Nasia Anam, “Encampment as Colonization: Theorizing the Representation of Refugee Spaces”
          • Khaled Mattawa, Poems

Volume 49 (2019)

49.1 (Winter)

          • Katrina Quinn, “Narrratologies of Autodiegetic Undercover Reportage: Albert Deane Richardson’s The Secret Service
          • Lauren Kuryloski, “‘Black Wimmin Who Pass, Pass into Damnation’: Race, Gender, and the Passing Tradition in Fannie Hurst’s Imitation of Life and Douglas Sirk’s Film Adaptation”
          • Muno Abd-Rabbo, “Overlapping Character Variation in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
          • Molly Clark Hillard, “Never Let Me Go: Cloning, Transplanting, and the Victorian Novel ”

49.2 (Summer)

        • Sandra M. Leonard, “Borrowed Sins: Oscar Wilde’s Aesthetic Plagiarisms in The Picture of Dorain Gray
        • Paula Martín-Salván, “Community, Scapegoating, and Narrative Structure in Joeseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes ”
        • David Stromberg, “‘A Narrator, But One With Extremely Pressing Personal Needs’: Narrative Drive and Affective Crisis in Salinger’s ‘Seymour; An Introduction'”
        • Ignatius Chukwumah, “Rethinking Aristotle’s Hamartia: The Igbo Nigerian Tragic Form in Chibua Achebe’s Fiction”
        • Megan Behrent, “Suburban Captivity Narratives: Feminism, Domesticity, and the Liberation of the American Housewife”

49.3 (Fall) "Bodies, Objects, Agents"

  • Holly Dugan and Melissa J. Jones, “Introduction: Bodies/Objects/Agents”
  • Michael Lutz, “Poisoned Sight: Race and the Material Phantasm in Othello ”
  • Steven Swarbrick, “Object-oriented Disability: The Prosthetic Image in Paradise Lost
  • Samantha Pinto, “Objects of Narrative Desire: An Unnatural History of Fossil Collection and Black Women’s Sexuality”
  • Lucas Kwong, “H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ as Radicalizing Assemblage: An Anglo Materialist Nightmare”
  • Christine Hume, “Death, Sex, and Nylon”

Volume 48 (2018)

48.1 (Winter)

  • Todd Comer, “The Politics of Disability in Octavia Butler’s Kindred
  • Nora Gilbert, “Sex and the Storyworld: Narrativizing Desirability in the Early Films of Fred Astaire”
  • Daniel Aureliano Newman, “Nabokov’s Gradual and Dual Blues: Taxonomy, Unreliability, and Ethics in Lolita
  • Teresa Prudente, “Livid Time: Time, Tenses, and Temporal Deixis in Ulysses
  • Hatice Yurttas, “Masquerade in Fingersmith

48.2 (Summer)

  • Sharon Kirsch and Michael Stancliff, “‘How Do You Not Understand a Word?’ Language as Contagion and Cure in Pontypool
  • Wan Li, “Ambiguity as an Aesthetic Strategy: Edgar Allan Poe’s Ambitions for the American Short Story”
  • Tison Pugh, “Nintendo’s Queer Narratology: The Legend of Zelda, Mythic Heroes, and the Genders of Gaming”
  • Alex Vernon, “Kinetoscope of War: Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried
  • Carol Yang, “A Passage from Adam’s Dream to the Cessation of Desire: A Buddhist Reading of John Keats’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale’”

48.3 (Fall) “Women’s Experimental Forms”

  • Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, “Introduction: Let Us Combine”
    Georgina Colby, “Feminist Solidarity and Experiment in Kathy Acker’s Early Writings”
  • Ian Davidson, “Times and spaces never dreamed of in Diane di Prima’s Revolutionary Letters”
  • Eric Keenaghan, “The Political Experiment of ‘Pot-Boylers’: Thinking, Feeling, and Romance in Kay Boyle’s Resistance Thriller Avalanche”
  • Shelly Eversley, “The Evidence of Things Unseen: Experimental Form as Black Feminist Praxis”
  • Alexander Dickow, “The Contemporary Hero in Sylvie Kandé’s Epic of Futurity, La Quête infinie de l’autre rive”
  • Leisha Jones, “‘BEING ALONE WITH YOURSELF IS INCREASINGLY UNPOPULAR’: The Electronic Poetry of Jenny Holzer"

Volume 47 (2017)

47.1 (Winter)

  • Allison Tharp, “‘There is a secret down here…’: Physical Containment and Social Instruction in Rebecca Harding Davis’s ‘Life in the Iron Mills'”
  • Margaret Toth, “Seeing Edith Wharton’s Ghosts: The Alternative Gaze on Page and Screen”
  • Ryan Siemers, “‘Eternal, Slithery Penance’: Graham Swift’s Waterland and the Secularization of Confession”
  • Chang-Hee Kim, “The Biopolitical Effect of Cold War Containment in a Coming-of-Age Narrative”
  • Elif Oztabak Avci, “‘Playing Bad for White Ears’: A Study of the Narratee in Andrea Levy’s The Long Song
  • Rahul K. Gairola and Ashna Ali, “Ambivalence and Security in the Anglo-American Empire: A Critical Dialogue with Professor Homi K. Bhabha”

47.2 (Summer)

  • Scott Stroud and Jaishikha Nautiyal, “Embedded Stories and the Use of Ambiguity in Ancient Indian Narratives: Selfshadowing in the Anugītā
  • Ju Young Jin, “Spies in the Third Space: Spy as a Trope for Cultural Emplacement in Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker and Kim Young-Ha’s Your Republic is Calling You
  • Dale Pattison, “Domestic Violence: The Narrative Architectures of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games
  • Alexandra Effe, “Coetzee’s Summertime as a Metaleptic Conversation”
  • Swaralipi Nandi, “Narrative Ambiguity and the Neoliberal Bildungsroman in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger

47.3 (Fall) "Dis/enabling Narratives"

  • Eliza Chandler, “Troubled Walking: Storying the In-Between”
  • Chris Foss, “‘For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts’: The Affect of Pity in Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Birthday of the Infanta’”
  • Amanda Apgar, “Becoming Narratives: The Entanglement of Ability, Gender, Sexuality, and Time in ‘Special Needs’ Memoir”
  • Skye Anicca, “Cripping the Mermaid: A Borderlands Approach to Feminist Disability Studies in Valerie Martin’s ‘Sea Lovers’”
  • Evan Chaloupka, “Intersubjectivity and Narrative Technique in Of Mice and Men and ‘Johnny Bear’”
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