Project Narrative aims to promote state-of-the art research and teaching in the field of narrative studies. 

Fun Facts

Project Narrative Podcast Episodes

The Project Narrative podcast, launched in November 2021, is a monthly series in which a scholar selects a short narrative, reads it aloud, and then discusses it with a host. The discussion is organized around the questions, “what is this narrative doing, how is it doing it, and why do both of those things matter?”

Recent News

November 1, 2021

Professor James Phelan, Director of Project Narrative, has been named to the advisory board of the Science & Fiction Lab at Florida International University. The Science & Fiction Lab…

July 7, 2021

Despite the expected and unexpected challenges of the 2020-2021 academic year, Project Narrative’s Core Faculty members continued to publish, teach and serve various communities, furthering…

May 11, 2021

On Sunday, May 9, Project Narrative hosted its third Core Faculty Lecture of the semester. Frederick Luis Aldama, Distinguished University Professor and director of LASER (Latinx Space for…

November 13, 2020

On Tuesday, November 10th, Project Narrative hosted a virtual lecture by Professor Leigh Gilmore. A former OSU faculty member, Professor Gilmore, a leading expert on life writing and witness…

People Directory

James Phelan
Distinguished University Professor of English
Amy Shuman
Professor of English
Sarah Iles Johnston
College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Religion
Julia Watson
Professor of Comparative Studies