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Narrative Culture

Edited by Ulrich Marzolph, Regina F. Bendix, and Francisco Vaz da Silva

Subjects: Anthropology, Art, Children's Literature, Cultural Studies, Fairy-Tale Studies, Film Theory and Criticism, Folklore, Humor, Language and Literature, Performance Studies, Popular Culture, Theater

Published 2 times per year
ISSN 2169-0235
E-ISSN 2169-0251

H-Index: 3

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Narrative Culture is affiliated with the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR). 


Narrative Culture claims narration as a broad and pervasive human practice, warranting a holistic perspective to grasp its place comparatively across time and space. Inviting contributions that document, discuss, and theorize narrative culture, the journal seeks to offer a platform that integrates approaches spread across numerous disciplines. The field of narrative culture thus outlined is defined by a large variety of forms of popular narratives, including not only oral and written texts, but also narratives in images, three-dimensional art, customs, rituals, drama, dance, music, and so forth. 


Narrative Culture
Volume 7, Number 1, Spring 2020

The Miraculous Infant Imām: Nativity and Childhood of al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī
Dima A. El-Mouallem

The Rhetoric of Sincerity in a Twice-Told Story
Hagar Salamon and Regina F. Bendix

Narrative Intersections in an Author Museum: The Olive Schreiner House
Dana Ryan Lande

Recipes for Reading Recipes? Culinary Writing and the Stakes of Multiethnic Pseudonarrative
Delores B. Phillips

Foodways as Transformation in “Peg Bearskin”: The Magical and the Realistic in an Oral Tale
Diane Tye and Pauline Greenhill

Narrative Culture
Volume 7, Number 2, Fall 2020
Special Issue on the Seven Sages Tradition

Shades of Misogyny: Medieval Versions of the Seven Sages Tradition from a Gender Perspective
Anne Reynders and Remco Sleiderink

The Seven Wise Masters as a Resource for Studying Historical Diversity: Comparing Latin and Early German Versions with Texts from the Eastern Tradition with a Postcolonial Studies Perspective
Bea Lundt

Angry Men: On Emotions and Masculinities in Samarqandī’s Sindbād-nāmeh
Alexandra Hoffmann

Misogyny and the Trends of an European Success: The French Prose Roman des sept sages de Rome
Yasmina Foehr-Janssens

Misogyny, Wisdom, and Legal Practice: On Narrative Flexibility across Different Versions of the Seven Sages of Rome
Nico Kunkel

Chwedleu Seith Doethon Rufein, the Middle Welsh Les Sept Sages de Rome: An Inadequate Rendering or a New Perspective on This Internationally Popular Tale?
Carys Gadsden

How Lonely Are Women in Van den VII Vroeden van binnen Rome?: An Analysis of the Resources and Networks of the Female (and Male) Characters in a Middle Dutch Version of the Seven Sages of Rome
Anne Reynders

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The following issues are available in print:

6.2: Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict 
6.1: Political Narratives


4.2: Experiencing the Other-than-Human World
4.1: Project Narrative