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Storyworlds
A Journal of Narrative Studies
 Edited by Andreea Deciu Ritivoi and David R. Shumway

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Storyworlds is an interdisciplinary journal of narrative theory. Featuring cutting-edge research on storytelling practices across a variety of media, including face-to-face interaction, literary writing, film and television, virtual environments, historiography, journalism, and graphic narratives, the journal foregrounds research questions that cut across established disciplines--and hence promotes new, integrative frameworks for inquiry. How do narrative ways of worldmaking differ from other representational practices used to construct or reconstruct worlds, in a broad sense? What constraints and affordances do particular storytelling media bring to the process of building narrative worlds? What tools are needed to characterize, in all its richness and complexity, the experience of inhabiting a narrative world in a given medium or across different media?

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Volume 8, Number 1 (Summer 2016)

Contents
 
Special Issue: Narrative Hermeneutics

Guest Editor’s Column
Jens Brockmeier

Hermeneutics beyond the Species Boundary: Explanation and Understanding in Animal Narratives
David Herman

Traumatic Hermeneutics: Reading and Overreading the Pain of Others
Colin Davis

Reading Stories, Reading (Others') Lives: Empathy, Intersubjectivity, and Narrative Understanding
Andreea Deciu Ritivoi

On Failed Understanding
Jens Brockmeier

For Interpretation
Hanna Meretoja

Psychoanalysis, Narrative, and Hermeneutics: An Integrative Account
Roger Frie

Why Narrative Matters: Philosophy, Method, Theory
Mark Freeman

Guidelines for Authors