Journal of Narrative Politics

Journal of Narrative Politics is an interdisciplinary journal rooted in the study of global politics that explores narrative methods in research, writing, and pedagogy. The journal foregrounds the positioning of authors and storytellers in their craft and it aims to publish a diverse range of expressions from this engagement. While concerned with aesthetics, Journal of Narrative Politics is not a literary journal. Instead, it is committed to exploring the overlaps between aesthetics, politics, theory, and ethics. Unlike other scholarly social science journals devoted to narrative, Journal of Narrative Politics is less concerned with the objectivist academic analysis of narrative, and more with the expression of narrative itself as a mode of knowing and a form of scholarship. The journal therefore aims to operate in the overlap between the languages of science and literature with the goal of showing how theory becomes practice and practice theory. It commits to diverse ways of storytelling as knowledge appropriate to the academy, rather than as merely the objects of scholarly inquiry.

Volume 5, Number 1, Fall 2018

Table of Contents


'Cat Face' Mitch
Jacob L. Stump
Re-balancing power and de-centering voices: Everyday interpretation as critical event—the example of Penderecki’s Magnificat
Em Rabelais
Writing the Intersection: Feminist Autoethnography as Narrative Collaboration
Natasha Behl, Michelle Téllez, Michael Stancliff, Montye Fuse
Activism in/and the Academy: Reflections on “Social Engagement”
Laura J. Shepherd
Editor’s Interview with Gorav Kalyan and Rohan Kalyan on Badiou (2018)
Elizabeth Dauphinee


Badiou (2018)
Gorav Kalyan, Rohan Kalyan