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Journal of Narrative and Language Studies, NALANS (ISSN: 2148-4066), is a peer-reviewed international academic journal welcoming manuscripts from the fields of Literature, Narrative and Language studies. Established in 2013, the journal is published biannually. The primary aim of the journal is to provide an avenue for scholars and researchers in order to publish and share their studies through an open-access environment.


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Current Issue

Vol. 11 No. 22 (2023): The Narrative Identity of European Cities
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This volume aimed to highlight narrative identities of European cities or city neighbourhoods that have been overlooked, such as mid-sized cities. These cities are neither small towns nor metropolises, cities that are now unveiling their appeal or specificity. The present special issue thus covers a range of representations of cities. The articles investigate more systematically how different texts deal with various cities from different experiential and fictional perspectives. The issue covers the geographical scope across Europe, from east to west or vice versa, as well as a range of different works of national literature(s), but with a clear emphasis on mid-sized European cities that have until now been deemed as lesser-known, secondary, peripheral, ‘other’ cities that are in the focus of the research of the COST project Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City, within which this journal issue is being published.


Issue Editors:

Sonja Novak

Mustafa Zeki Çıraklı

Asma Mehan

Sílvia Quinteiro

Published: 2023-06-30

Editor's Note

  • Preface The Narrative Identity of European Cities in Contemporary Literature

    Susana Oliveira
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.23


  • The Narrative Identity of European Cities in Contemporary Literature

    Sonja Novak, Mustafa Zeki Çıraklı, Asma Mehan, Sílvia Quinteiro
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.24


  • Reminiscence about the Soviet City: Urban Space in the Ukrainian Fiction of the 21st century

    Tetiana Grebeniuk
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.25
  • The City is Not the City: Two Approaches of How City Writers Compose Images of Urbanity

    Anna-Lena Roderfeld
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.26
  • Semantic Function of Spatial Experiences and Memories in The Southern Elephant by Archil Kikodze and Zinka Adamiani by Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili

    Salome Pataridze
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.27
  • Urban Places and the Narrative of the Supreme Power

    Marisa Kerbizi
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.28
  • Experience and Exteriors: Cergy-Pontoise’s Suburban Space in Annie Ernaux’s Memoirs, Exteriors and Things Seen

    Aida Marrella
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.29
  • From the city of heroes to the city of Ilhas: the Ilhíada by Alberto Pimenta

    Antía Monteagudo Alonso
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.59045/nalans.2023.30
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