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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: 4

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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 9, Number 2, Fall 2022
Special Issue: Narrating History in Guided Tours
Guest Editors: Sabine Stach
 and Irmgard Zündorf

Introduction: Narrating History in Guided Tours
Sabine Stach and Irmgard Zündorf

Going Beyond Narration: Guided Tours at Concentration Camp Memorial Sites from a Linguistic Perspective
Moritz Lautenbach-von Ostrowski

Urban Walks: Footsteps, Narratives, and the Storied City
Karolina Dudek and Sławomir Sikora

The Truth about the Troubles: Negotiating Narratives of the Past in Guided Political Tours of West Belfast
Emily Mannheimer

Between Interpretation and Leadership: The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in the Narrative of Tour Guides
Magdalena Banaszkiewicz

“Jerusalem in Dialogue”: Personal Contributions versus Institutional Determinants in a Tandem Tour Guide Project
Andy Simanowitz 

Colonialism and Enslavement in a Bottle: Guiding People through an Exhibition in the German Historical Museum
Patrick Helber

Moderating Museum Tours: From Lecture to Conversation
Christiane Schrübbers

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