As it turns out, the force of things has led me to open yet another blog, maybe another unnecessary one; this one must make number fifteen in my collection. In another sense it is a necessary one, as there was no blog (nor any interest group either) in English, and on narrative theory and narratology, at the new Humanities Commons site. This mixture between a repository and social networking site (much like ResearchGate and Academia in a way) is sponsored by the MLA and it's free-access. So this is my new Narrative Theory and Narratology blog:
There are many interest groups with the relevant tools to follow updates, news and individuals, and every group provides an option connection to an easily managed Wordpress blog which serves as an additional thematic group site. In case it doesn't show, narrative theory and narratology are among my major academic interests, so this gap had to be filled—and I've kept the administration and participation rules as open as possible. So if you are interested in narrative theory and narratology you're welcome to visit and join.
Here's the group:
Humanities Commons (Narrative Theory and Narratology - Public group).*
The blog is quite similar, which may be confusing at first, and it publishes automatic updates on the group:
So it now joins a small set of other narratologically-minded websites, pages and blogs I edit:
And the narratological section of my personal blog, Vanity Fea:
I'll be publishing updates on all of these, beginning with some essential resources and interesting links at the Humanities Commons blog. One a day at most as far as I'm concerned, and let's see if this blog, or this group, or the Humanities Commons site, gather momentum eventually. Up to now this has not been the case in narratological studies; the Narrative List is still the most interactive and dynamic resource, but hey, it's high time for a blog, isn't it? It was high time ten years ago as well, and it didn't work out that way—but here we go once more into the breach.