CFP: Preconference Doctoral Seminar "Cognitive Narratology Today" (Prague, September 11–12, 2017)

Preconference Doctoral Seminar

Cognitive Narratology Today

Prague, September 11–12, 2017

In conjunction with the 5th International Conference of the European Narratology Network, a preconference doctoral seminar on cognitive narratology will be held. The doctoral seminar will be primarily devoted to the topics connected with general narratological and poetological concepts such as Fictional Characters and Their Minds, Time and Temporality, and Reader, Reading and Interpretation as viewed from the cognitive perspective. Both, proposals with theoretical perspectives and particular analyses are welcomed. 

Applicants for the seminar must be doctoral students during the 2017–2018 academic year. At the end of the course, the participants will receive a diploma.

Prospective participants are asked to send a 500-word description of their doctoral research together with their résumés and institutional affiliation via the registration form at The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

The seminar will consist of an introductory lecture, delivered by the leader of the seminar and keynote speaker, prof. Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg), and of four working sections to which the participants will be distributed according to their particular topics. The seminars will be led by four supervisors, who are experts on particular topics. Each student will present their topic (10–15 min), after which the supervisor’s comment on the topics, and a discussion, will follow.  

Registration fee: conference: 165€; PhD students: 85€

(PhD students participating in both, the seminar and also in the conference, will pay 85€ only)

Full CFP:


Monday, September 11, 2017 - 09:00


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 18:45

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ENN is the European Narratology Network, an association of individual narratologists and narratological institutions. ENN aims to foster the study of narrative representation in literature, film, digital media, etc. across all European languages and cultures.