Featured JNT Authors

JNT 49.2 Featured Author: Dr. Paula Matín-Salván

By journalofnarrativetheory | Jul 2, 2019
Paula Martín-Salván Joseph Conrad was my first love, academically speaking. I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on the metaphors of visibility and opacity in Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, but then I moved on to pursue a PhD on contemporary…

JNT 49.1 Featured Author: Dr. Muna Abd-Rabbo

By journalofnarrativetheory | Apr 29, 2019
Dr. Muna Abd-Rabbo I first read Chinua Achebe’s essay “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness” about twenty years ago when I was still a BA student, and it really made me see Conrad and the whole…

JNT 49.1 Featured Author: Dr. Hannah Courtney

By journalofnarrativetheory | Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Hannah Courtney For some time now, I’ve lived and breathed narrative trickeries. Twists that pull the storyworld rug out from under you, endings that frustrate your genre-formed expectations, messy crossovers between fiction and nonfiction, and the most dastardly form…

JNT 48.3 Featured Author: Professor Alexander Dickow

By journalofnarrativetheory | Dec 13, 2018
Professor Alexander Dickow I read Sylvie’s Neverending Quest after spotting an excerpt on the Women’s Poetry mailing list (WOMPO), and found the work compelling enough to invite Sylvie to Virginia Tech, where she presented her work in a reading and a lecture.…

JNT 48.3 Featured Author: Professor Eric Keenaghan

By journalofnarrativetheory | Nov 28, 2018
Professor Eric Keenaghan While watching a documentary, my husband first heard the German-born philosopher Hannah Arendt express her love for an American truism, Stop and think. I was happy that he became just as thrilled as I was over Arendt’s…

JNT 48.2 Interview with Alex Vernon

By journalofnarrativetheory | Nov 28, 2018
Q&A with Professor Alex Vernon Prof. Alex Vernon is the author of the essay “Kinetoscope of War: Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.” He talked with JNT in 2018. Vernon: It’s really common for expressive prose about the war in…

Interview with Professor Carol L. Yang

By journalofnarrativetheory | Oct 10, 2018
Q&A with Professor Carol L. Yang Prof. Carol L. Yang, author of the essay “A Passage from Adam’s Dream to the Cessation of Desire: A Buddhist Reading of John Keats’s ‘Ode to a Nightingale,’” spoke to JNT in 2018, Yang:…

"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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