Volume 3 Issue 1: On Narrative


Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 8, 2018


Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship is currently accepting submissions for its next issue, On Narrative. We conceive of “narrative” broadly, as anything pertaining to the way people tell stories, in a range of settings and with varying degrees of formality. Stories have a unique role in human cultures and a particular relationship to emotional life, mental processes, and spiritual practices. While narratives have the power to unite societies and heal people, they can also be used to promote injustice and violence.

We invite submissions that reflect upon or even demonstrate narrative’s enmeshment with culture, broadly conceived. This may include reflections on literature, the arts, science, the media, geography and urban studies, and legal contexts. We will consider creative as well as critical pieces, and we welcome authors to consider the following as a starting point:

  • narrative choices in literature (chronology, point of view, structure)

  • the role of stories in politics

  • how narratives are deployed in legal and juridical settings

  • narrative, genre, and culture (the epic poem, the novel, memoir, flash fiction, slam poetry)

  • visual narratives (film, websites, advertisements)

  • spatial narratives (how does a space tell a story?)

  • the role of narratives in mental health (cognitive science, trauma studies, psychoanalysis)

  • recurring narratives (myths, stereotypes, fables, tropes)

  • the role of telling and listening to stories in fields such as medicine, business, and education

This issue of Process will focus on narrative, but we welcome submissions on any topic. Be aware that general submissions, if accepted, will be saved for a suitable future issue at the discretion of the editorial board.

Please submit pieces for review by following the instructions on the Submissions page of the Process website: www.processjmus.org and include your full name and email address on the submitted document.


Questions may be directed to the editorial board at processj@uw.edu.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, October 8, 2018