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Frontiers of Narrative Studies

Editor In Chief: Shang Biwu

Frontiers of Narrative Studies was founded in 2014 and appears in two volumes per year. A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries. The journal publishes original articles, interviews as well as book reviews. From time to time, Special Issues, devoted to topics of particular interest, are assembled by Guest Editors.

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Instructions for Authors

Submissions to the journal should be written in English. Contributors whose native language is not English should have their manuscripts read by a native speaker before submission. Contributions should be sent to the editor (biwushang@sjtu.edu.cn).

An abstract of between 100 and 150 words must be submitted together with the contribution. Examples not in English must have aligned interlinear glosses and an idiomatic translation. Figures and diagrams must be reproducible originals and should be submitted on separate sheets, carefully numbered and labeled. They should be referred to in the text and the approximate position should be indicated. Notes should be kept to an absolute minimum and be as brief as possible. They may contain no diagrams or tables. They should be numbered consecutively and indicated in the text by a raised (superscript) number following any punctuation marks.

Formatting and style

Once accepted for publication, the author(s) will be required to submit the final version electronically conforming to journal style. Please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet for details regarding journal style. If possible, a common wordprocessing program such as WORD should be used. Any special characters used should be labeled and clearly identified at their first occurrence. The Editor reserves the right to reject any articles that do not conform to the requirements.


Copies of any letters granting permission to reproduce illustrations or tables from other sources, or lengthy quoted passages, must be included with the manuscript.


Authors are asked to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them in order to prevent delays and extra costs at the proof stage. Authors will receive PDF page proofs for correction which must be returned by dates given in the publication schedule.


Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution. Guest editors of special issues will receive complimentary print copies of the issue.


Shang Biwu (Shanghai JiaoTong University, China)


William Baker (Northern Illinois University, USA)
Wolfgang G. Müller (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)

Editorial Board

Péter Hajdu (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
David Herman (Durham University, UK)
Stefan Iversen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo, Norway)
Gunther Martens (Ghent University, Belgium)
Brian McHale (Ohio State University, USA)
Ansgar Nünning (University of Giessen, Germany)
Vera Nünning (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Ruth E. Page (University of Birmingham, UK)
James Phelan (Ohio State University, USA)
Gerald Prince (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Qiao Guoqiang (Shanghai International Studies University, China)
Brian Richardson (University of Maryland, USA)
Dan Shen (Peking University, China)
Michael Toolan (University of Birmingham, UK)
Wang Ning (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Editorial Assistants
Lin Yuzhen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
Tang Yili (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

All correspondence concerning editorial matters and manuscripts should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief (biwushang@sjtu.edu.cn).

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Scholars of semiotics, comparative literature, world literature, linguistics, communications, media studies, literary theory

Schlagworte englisch Literature; linguistics; media; communications