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SINS 2018

This iteration of the Summer Course in Narrative Studies was held in July/August 2018. 40 PhDs, postdocs and seniors scholars took part. The overall rating of the course was 4,9 (on a scale from 1 to 5). Testimonial snippets from participants:

"Excellent course and wonderful experience"

"An amazing exchange of ideas"

"An academic paradise"

"Broadening my horizon in every possible direction"

"Worth far more than the cost – great value"

"Absolutely stunning location - it has been a real research retreat"

Werner Wolf

Professor Werner Wolf is chair of English and General Literature at the University of Graz/Austria. He is a founding member of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). His research focuses on transmedial narratology, literary theory (aesthetic illusion and narratology in particular), functions of literature, metareference in various arts and intermediality studies (relations and comparisons between literature and other media, notably music and the visual arts). Among his recent publications in English are "Transmedial Narratology: Theoretical Foundations and Some Applications (Fiction, Single Pictures, Instrumental Music)" in Narrative 25.3 (2017), Selected Essays on Intermediality by Werner Wolf (1992-2014): Theory and Typology, Literature - Music Relations, Transmedial Narratology, Miscellaneous Transmedial Phenomena (2018), , The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions, Attempts at Explanation (edited with Bantleon and Thoss, 2011), Immersion and Distance: Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and Other Media (edited with Bernhart and Mahler, 2013), and "Illusion (Aesthetic)" in Handbook of Narratology (2014).

Jason Mittell

Jason Mittell is Professor of Film & Media Culture and American Studies at Middlebury College. He is the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture, (Routledge, 2004), Television and American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2010), Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling (NYU Press, 2015), and Narrative Theory and ADAPTATION (Bloomsbury, 2017), co-author with Christian Keathley of The Videographic Essay (caboose books, 2016), and the co-editor of How to Watch Television (NYU Press, 2013). He maintains the blog Just TV. His research interests include television history and criticism, media and cultural history, narrative theory, genre theory, videographic criticism, animation and children’s media, videogames, digital humanities, and new media studies & technological convergence. He is Project Manager for [in]Transition, a journal of videographic criticism, and co-lead of the NEH-sponsored digital humanities workshop "Scholarship in Sound & Image" in 2015, 2017, and 2018, focused on producing video-based scholarly criticism.  

Anna De Fina

Anna De Fina is Professor at the Department of Italian at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on the role of discourse and discursive genres in the representation/negotiation of self /other and the re-construction and communication of experience in three distinct, closely related areas: Narrative analysis, Discourse and identity, and Language and identity in immigrant communities. She is the author of Identity in Narrative: a Study of Immigrant discourse (2003), and co-editor with Bamberg and Schiffrin of Selves and Identities in Narratives and Discourse (2008), as well as co-editor with Georgakopoulou of Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives, (2011) and The Handbook of Narrative Analysis (2015). 

Jan Christoph Meister

Jan Christoph Meister is Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Hamburg with core areas Modern German Literature and Text Analysis. He is the author of Computing Action. A Narratological Approach (2003), co-editor with Hühn, Pier, and Schmid of Handbook of Narratology. 2nd Edition, (2014), and co-editor with Kindt and Schernus of Narratology beyond Literary Criticism. Mediality, Disciplinarity(2005).