Featured JNT Authors

JNT 53.2 Featured Author: Liwen Zhang

By jnteditor | Oct 23, 2023
Flirting with Filler: Significance is Overrated “Flirting with Filler” was originally a discarded chapter draft from one of my previous book projects. This may well be a fitting origin for an article that talks about filler: behind every discarded draft…

JNT 53.1 Featured Author: Daniel Newman

By jnteditor | Jul 4, 2023
Tell us a bit about the essay you wrote for JNT. My essay in JNT introduces the special issue I guest edited on “Narratologies of Science.” I have always been interested in how scientists develop all kinds of strange models,…

JNT 52.3 Featured Author: Yanli He

By jnteditor | Jan 20, 2023
The Road to Socialist World Literature I am very grateful to many friends and scholars who have helped me shape the idea of Socialist World Literature. The central concern of Socialist World Literature is remapping the connection between Socialist Realism…

JNT 52.2 Featured Authors: Florian Zitzelsberger and Melanie Kreitler

By jnteditor | Sep 14, 2022
“Making (Narrative) Sense: Introspection and Retrospection in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”      When I started watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, I did not know what I was in for. People recommended the show to me because of my dissertation project, in which I…

JNT 52.1 Featured Author: Dan Shen

By jnteditor | May 13, 2022
When I first read Kate Chopin’s “A Pair of Silk Stockings” all the way back at the turn of the century, I only took it to be a feminist text. Although I found some textual elements that didn’t fit in…

JNT 51.3 Featured Authors: Mary Burger and Camille Roy

By jnteditor | Dec 23, 2021
Biting the Narrative: A Conversation Mary Burger and Camille Roy Mary: It’s been almost 20 years since you and I, Gail Scott, and Robert Glück started gathering work for Biting the Error (an anthology of theoretical writings on narrative with…

JNT 51.3 Featured Author: Earl Jackson, Jr.

By jnteditor | Dec 23, 2021
Glossing the Real and the Fictional Earl Jackson, Jr. I cannot think of any more fitting way to begin this reflection on my essay on New Narrative and Laura Moriarty’s Ultravioleta, than advice Kevin Killian once gave me. I was…

JNT 51.2 Featured Author: Jeffrey Gonzalez

By jnteditor | Sep 12, 2021
Jeffrey Gonzalez My article’s long backstory begins with a conversation I had while I was pursuing my Ph.D. at Penn State all the way back in late 2007. I met with Eric Hayot, whom I cite in the article, in…

JNT 51.2 Featured Author: Sarah Copland

By jnteditor | Sep 1, 2021
Sarah Copland Truth and Reconciliation and Narrative Ethics, Form, and Politics In December 2016, my mother told me she was introducing Joseph Boyden’s novella Wenjack to her library book club in January. Her contribution was timely because Wenjack was published that fall as part…

"Having a crisis of faith is essentially the new normal in the humanities, but refracted through the world’s new abnormal, it became something else entirely, especially when teaching a student population disproportionately hit by the virus, as I do."

- JNT 51.1 Featured Author: Dr. Frederick J. Solinger

"As an audience member I witnessed, from a distance, the accelerated lifespan of a temporary encampment transitioning into something resembling a city, forged by people who shared little besides having survived inhumane traumas. "

- JNT 50.3 Featured Author: Dr. Nasia Anam

"The tempestuousness of Rhys, the provocativeness of Mansfield and the theoretical weight of Woolf, all come to bear equally, in fractious albeit enriching ways, in this peregrination through women’s rooms."

- JNT 50.1 Featured Author: Dr. Ruchi Mundeja

"Writing the essay in 2019 felt like a charm against the current erosion of women’s rights compounding the historic lack of women’s autonomy and voice."

- JNT 49.3 Featured Author: Dr. Christine Hume

"One cannot truly think unless one ceases the banal activities and drudgery that take up too much of our brief lives. Such a simple idea is foundational to all of Arendt’s work, from The Human Condition (1958) to her unfinished masterpiece The Life of the Mind (posthumously published, 1978)."

- JNT 48.3 Featured Author: Professor Eric Keenaghan

"If critics mention the texts at all, they tend to offer compelling assessments that the characters and events depicted are stereotypical, offensive, and responsible for perpetuating real-world racism or injustice."

-JNT 51.2 FEATURED AUTHOR SARAH COPLAND

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