Journal of Narrative Theory

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, founded in 1971 as The Journal of Narrative Technique, is a refereed, international journal published three times a year by the Department of English at Eastern Michigan University. JNT continues to follow the high standards set during its first four decades of publication; the newly focused JNT showcases theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries. JNT is multi-genre, multi-period, multi-national.

Opportunities for Students

  • Internship

    This one-semester (possibly two-semester) internship introduces students to the work of editing a scholarly journal in literary studies. The internship emphasizes the multiple steps in editing a journal, from vetting manuscripts to preparing them for publication (copy-editing) to finalizing an entire issue (proof-reading).

    In this internship, you will work closely with one of the editors of the JNT. You are expected to keep a work log and be able to respond promptly to time-sensitive tasks, like proof-reading the proofs of an upcoming issue.

    This internship is a 10-hour per week commitment with a $2,000 stipend.

    Applicants must be a junior or senior in literature or language, literature and writing, show interest in advanced scholarship and theory in literary and cultural studies, and be contemplating a career in editing, which involves interest in the detail-oriented work of editing and publishing. Applicants must also demonstrate strong writing and research skills, including familiarity with MLA.

    Please send a letter of application outlining your qualifications and interest in the internship to Elisabeth Däumer at edaumer@emich.edu. Also attach a writing sample of 12 pages or less. 

  • JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory Paul Bruss Graduate Scholarship

    Each year, JNT solicits applications for its $500 annual scholarship for graduate students from any of the English Department M.A. programs who demonstrate serious interest and potential in literary criticism and theory. Applications are distributed in February.

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