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The 6th International Conference of the European Narratology Network, September 15-16th, 2021 (online)

December 15th, 2021 – Full paper due ( 8-12 pages (with pictures) or words 3500-6000 (without pictures)

ENN6, organized by RISEBA University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the European Narratology Network (ENN, http://www.narratology.net), will addresses the fusion of new technologies with unreliable, paradoxical, or disturbing narratives, which draw readers and viewers into a story, geospatially and cognitively, by means of blurring the boundaries between real and virtual spaces or alternative ones. The ultimate aim of the conference is to extend the boundaries of narratological discourse, in both its classical and post-classical conceptions, within the framework of the technological diversification of virtual reality. In addition, the conference is open to papers on all topics connected with the study of narrative in either texts or the media as well as with questions of narratological methodology.

The best selected works will be published in a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to architecture, design and audiovisual media arts from the Baltic Sea region, published once a year by RISEBA University’s Faculty of Media and Communication and Faculty of Architecture and Design.


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ENN Conferences

The ENN Conference takes place every second year. The first conference was hosted by Hamburg University in 2009, the second by the University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, in 2011 and the third was organized under the auspices of the Centre de recherché sur les arts et le language (CNRS/EHESS), Paris, in 2013. The fourth ENN conference was hosted by Ghent University (Belgium) in 2015 and the 5th Conference of the European Narratology Network is organized by the Institute of Czech Literature, The Czech Academy of Sciences (ICL CAS).

Call Papers 2

Send submissions via the registration form at www.riseba.lv

Abstracts should contain title, author’s name and affiliation.
Panels should contain abstracts of all panel participants, title and summary of the panel, name of panel chair.
Poster proposals should contain title, author’s name and short abstract.

Keynote speakers

Hartmut Koenitz

Dr. Hartmut Koenitz 

Associate Professor at Södertörn University in Sweden, a visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam, and a visiting research fellow at Trinity College Dublin.

Ellen Pearlman Headshot 1

Dr. Ellen Pearlman 

New media artist, critic, curator, and writer who created Noor: A Brain Opera, the world’s first immersive interactive brain opera in a 360 degree theater.

Tobin Asher

Tobin Asher 

Since 2016 Tobin Asher has overseen Virtual Reality creation and lab operations at Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab.

Conference Proceedings

The best papers will be published in the Special Edition of double-blind peer-reviewed academic scientific journal ADAMarts, dedicated to architecture, design and audiovisual media arts from the Baltic Sea region, published once a year by RISEBA University’s creative faculties – Communications and Media, Architecture and Design.

Preconference Doctoral Seminar

Riga, September 14, 2021
In conjunction with the 6th International Conference of the European Narratology Network, a preconference doctoral seminar on virtual vectors of narratology will be held. Applicants for the seminar must be doctoral students during the 2021-2022 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 resumes and institutional affiliation via the registration form at www.riseba.lv.

The seminar will consist of an introductory lecture, delivered by the leader of the seminar, and of four working sections to which the participants will be distributed according to their particular topics. The doctoral seminar will be conducted by 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.

The keynote speaker of the doctoral seminar Assitant professor, researcher Chris Hales will deliver “Research Questions Participatory Workshop”. The participants will make short presentations about certain aspects of the work. Chris will invoke a “Delphi Method” of anonymous research question generation using an expert panel made up the other participants. Results will be collated and in the second session of the workshop Chris will employ a ranking mechanism which will be used to reveal the most popular responses from the expert panels.

Further information and important dates

Panel proposal submission deadline: June 15, 2021 Abstract submission deadline June 15, 2021
Acceptances will be sent out on June 31, 2021

Registration fee:
Conference: 85.00 €
PhD students: 65.00 €
Listeners: free of charge
* PhD students participating in both, the seminar and also in the conference, will pay 65€ only
** Registration fee for the Associates of “European Narratology Network” may use 50 % (discount code)

ENN6 is organized by the RISEBA University of Business, Arts, and Technology, Riga Latvia, in cooperation with the European Narratology Network (ENN, www. narratology. net)

Further information:
The subsequent ENN conference, ENN7, will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2023, organized by Prof. Larissa Moravieva, Smolny State University of Liberal Arts and Sciences in St Petersburg.

The subsequent conference ENN8 will be in 2025, organized by Prof. Stefania Sini in Italy.