CFP: New narratological book series “RABE/RAVEN” (WVT)

Call for Publications: New narratological book series “RABE/RAVEN” (WVT)  

In order to provide a forum for innovative transgeneric, intermedial and interdisciplinary approaches in the field of narrative research, a new book series has recently been launched. “RABE/RAVEN” stands for “Research on Alternative Varieties of Explorations in Narrative” and aims to foster the publication of cutting-edge research that gauges the limits of narratology, opening up new objects, concepts, methods and horizons for narrative studies. The series editors – Vera Nünning (Heidelberg) and Ansgar Nünning (Giessen) – would like to invite scholars to submit manuscripts or share their ideas for concept-oriented volumes in the relevant field. Books can be published in English and German. All volumes are peer-reviewed by the editors and/or members of the international advisory board, which include Jan Alber (Aachen), Mari Hatavara (Tampere), Ursula Heise (Los Angeles), Liesbeth Korthals Altes (Groningen), Stefan Iversen (Aarhus), Susan Lanser (Boston), Susana Onega (Zaragoza), Sylvie Patron (Paris), Roy Sommer (Wuppertal), and Shang Biwu (Shanghai).

The series editors are happy to discuss and receive book proposals via email ( & Further information about the publisher, including the volumes previously published in the series, can be found at

Short description of the series:

RABE/RAVEN offers a forum for monographs and concept-oriented collective volumes which

-        deal with forms of narrative in genres traditionally regarded as ‘non-narrative’ (e.g. drama and poetry) or with relatively neglected phenomena and text types (e.g. rituals, the news, narration in everyday contexts),

-        explore forms of narrative in other media (e.g. cartoons, graphic novels, film, art, music, hyperfiction, storytelling in the new media), and multimodal or transmedial storytelling,

-        reconceptualise narratological categories, explore innovative narrative forms, or extend the range of concepts, models and methods of classical and postclassical narratology,

-        take into consideration approaches, insights, and methods developed by narrative researchers working in other disciplines (e.g. history, linguistics, narrative medicine, psychology, cognitive science, the social sciences),

-        examine forms of slow change (e.g. ageing, evolution, climate change, mind change as a result of the impact of digital technologies, illness, extinction of species) and other phenomena (e.g. performances, rituals, complex systems) that are based on non-narrative logics, and that challenge or defy narratological analysis and its key concepts (e.g. stories without actors, events, actions, and plot).

The series offers a forum for innovative publications and alternative varieties of explorations in narrative which gauge the limits of narratology and which open up new objects, concepts, methods and horizons for research in narrative studies. It is also a forum for volumes which advance definitions of narrative as a cognitive schema, as form or as semiotic artefact, which conceptualize narrative in contradistinction to other modes/strategies of meaning-making, or which probe into the relationship of narrative and fiction. The series publishes books in German and English. All volumes are peer reviewed by the editors and/or members of the international advisory board.



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