Featured JNT Authors

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…

JNT 51.1 Featured Author: Dr. Frederick J. Solinger

By jnteditor | May 7, 2021
In the sections on Burgess, I am careful to avoid in anyway humanizing the likes of Alex and his droogs, and all I say there applies here. But it raises some fundamental questions, about how such ears turned deaf, such minds closed off: What role can we as educators play in a larger information ecology to counter this?

JNT 51.1 Featured Author: Dr. Chen Edelsburg

By jnteditor | May 7, 2021
Love is often thought about as something that cannot be interpreted, something that even resists interpretation (as Freud claims in “Observations on Transference Love”). Therefore, scholars may have felt that Buddy-Salinger’s love for characters blocked their ability to interpret the text, to understand it, and to produce knowledge about it.

JNT 50.3 Featured Author: Dr. Nasia Anam

By jnteditor | Jan 25, 2021
There were many moments I felt suddenly that I had no right to be there as a traveler, or more so a vacationer, when so many hundreds were dying just to place their feet on the same Mediterranean terra firma where I stood. It is an injustice so vast and cruel that I still cannot fully fathom it, despite having spent nearly a decade studying and writing about postcolonial migration to Europe.

JNT 50.2 Featured Author: Dr. Stephen Sohn

By jnteditor | May 25, 2020
Dr. Stephen Sohn The journey that this article took to publication was quite long. I wrote the initial draft of what would be published in JNT around 2008, when I was working on my first book, Racial Asymmetries. At that…

JNT 50.2 Featured Author: Dr. Victor Xavier Zarour Zarzar

By jnteditor | May 20, 2020
Dr. Victor Xavier Zarour Zarzar As of today, Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend saga has sold over ten million copies around the world. A global phenomenon, Ferrante has cemented her reputation as one of this century’s most formidable storytellers. This…

JNT 50.2 Featured Author: Dr. Christopher Douglas

By jnteditor | May 14, 2020
Dr. Christopher Douglas I read Natsume Sōseki’s first novel, I am a Cat (1905-06), while teaching in a costal community in Chiba Prefecture as a part of the JET Programme after completing my bachelor’s degree.  I tried to use my…

A Brief History of JNT

By jnteditor | Mar 20, 2020
A Brief History of JNT by Paul Bruss This issue marks the beginning of the 50th volume of The Journal of Narrative Theory, and a brief comment about the journal’s origins and its relationship to another journal, Narrative, may help…

JNT 50.1 Featured Author: Dr. Ruchi Mundeja

By jnteditor | Mar 9, 2020
Dr. Ruchi Mundeja “Everyone lives in a story,” says Tridib – in one of my all-time favorite lines – in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines. Does our critical work also take succor from stories? How do scholarly output and story,…

"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."


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