About This Journal
Narrative Culture was founded by Ulrich Marzolph and Regina F. Bendix, both of the University of Göttingen, Germany. Its first issue appeared in 2014. Francisco Vaz da Silva joined the editorial team in 2019. In 2024, Sheila Bock (University of Nevada, Las Vegas; USA) and Elo-Hanna Seljamaa (University of Tartu; Estonia) started as editors. The journal, which is affiliated to the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR), offers an international forum for the multidisciplinary study of popular narratives, including not only oral and written texts, but also a large variety of other forms of narrative in images, three-dimensional art, customs, rituals, drama, dance, music, and so forth. Narrative Culture regards narrative and narration as a core component and central practice in the human condition. Its editorial policy encourages scholarship that documents, discusses, and theorizes narrative culture while paying particular attention to the multifaceted appearance and interaction of narratives in all dimensions of human life and culture. Research focused on authored literary works falls outside the scope of this journal.
Narrative Culture will be published 2 times a year.