Past events

December 2020, Virtual: Online seminar and discussion "Narrative, Fiction, and the Ethics of Representation" with Prof. Jakob Lothe (University of Oslo) and Prof. Asbjørn Grønstad (University of Bergen).
Coordinated by Prof. M. Grishakova (NCC Research Group) and dr. Katrin Kangur. For more information: see here.

November, 2017, Örebro: international symposium “Sameness and difference in narratology”. Organized by the interdisciplinary research environment "Narration, Life, Meaning" (Örebro University; NNNS partners).

October, 4-5, 2012, Örebro: Örebro University international conference: Narration and Narratives as an Interdisciplinary Field of Study. Program

August 8-19, 2011, Aarhus: Aarhus University Summer School: Narrative Theories in Action.

August 8-22, 2010, Aarhus: Aarhus University Summer School: New Media/New Narratives. See more here.

Mai 26-28, 2011, Tampere: Conference Teaching Narrative and Teaching Through Narrative, read more...  Program

November 19-20, 2010, Oslo: Conference Narrative Ethics, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, read more...

October 1-3, 2010, Sagadi, Estonia: Narrative Interactions: Stories, Identities and Voices -
Intensive graduate seminar co-sponsored by the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA) and Nordic Network of Narrative Studies
read here...

May 28-30, 2010, Tartu:   Conference New Develompents in Narratology: Cognitive, Communicative and Philosophical Approaches, read more...

November 20-21, 2009, Kolding: Conference Northern Self-Fashionings. Narrating the Self in the Nordic Region, read more...


May 15-16, 2009, Örebro:  Workshop on the Topic Approaching Core Concepts and Disputed Forms in Interdisciplinary Narrative Studies at Örebro university: Program

March 27-29, 2009, Stockholm: Conference Nordic Narratology at Stockholm university: Program

click here for the conference summary  in pictures

February 11th, 2009, Tartu: Dr.Paul Cobley from London Metropolitan University delivered a lecture entitled  "Narrative: time, modeling systems and abduction" at Tartu University. Read the Abstract

October 17-19, 2008, Tartu - participants of the postgraduate workshop „Intermediality and Storytelling” at Tartu University approached the issues of intermediality, mediation and storytelling from different theoretical perspectives, drawing on recent developments in narratology, film theory and culture studies. A selection of papers from the workshop was published in the online journal Hortus Semioticus. Along with the papers by young scholars, the special issue includes the interview with Distinguished Humanities Professor Brian McHale (The Ohio State University).

Workshop programme: Intermediality and storytelling


September 26th, 2008, Arlanda, Stockholm - planning meeting, first and foremost to concertize the schedule for the activities for the network period (2008-2011) and the practical questions regarding the network operation.
Participants: Marina Grishakova, Rolf Reitan, Lars-Christer Cydén, Matti Hyvärinen, Lars-Åke Skalin, Per Krogh Hansen, Pekka Tammi, Göran Rossholm, Jeremy Hawthorn, Henrik Schärfe


November 9–10, 2007, Örebro - seminar at the department of Comparative Literature at Örebro University: "The Narrative Turn and the Study of Literary Fiction", discussing the relations between key concepts in literary and narrative theory. Most of the speeches given at the event were reworked into essays presented in the publication "Narrativity, Fictionality, and Literariness. The Narrative Turn and the Study of Literary Fiction", for more information click here,


February 16-18, 2007, Tartu - consultative meeting: the Nordic Network of Narrative Studies was formally founded, perspectives on the future network activities, plans and targets were discussed, the coordinating group was elected and a preliminary outline of the NordForsk application compiled.