David R. Maines Narrative Research Award 2017


The Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for research papers and published works (i.e., books or articles) to be considered for David R. Maines Narrative Research Award. The Couch Center welcomes submissions that (1) interpret or address Maines pragmatist approaches, (2) apply Maines narrative concepts to a social/communication event, (3) develop aspects of Maines? scholarship in new directions, or (4) integrate the humanistic development of narrative and Maines' pragmatist conceptual and theoretical direction. Submisions will be evaluated by a Review Committee of four:

    Dr. William Rawlins, Ohio University
    Dr. Jim Thomas, Northern Illinois University
    Dr. Jeff Ulmer, Pennsylvania State University
    Dr. Elaine Jenks, West Chester University

Both single and co-authored works are accepted. Those interested please submit six copies of their work to Shing-Ling Chen at the address below. If the work submitted is a paper, a 100-word abstract needs to be included. Paper length is limited to 30 pages plus references. If a book is submitted, a copy of the table of contents and one chapter are sufficient. Publication date should be within the last two calendar years of application.

The application deadline is April 15, 2017. Notification of award will be sent out by November 1, 2017.


Questions and comments about Maines Award, please contact:

Shing-Ling S. Chen
Dept. of Communication Studies
Univ. of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Tel: 319-273-6021
sarina.chen [at] uni.edu