Since the 1990s, narratology has become an expanding area of research in rapid development. In this narrative turn, the role of linguistics and literary studies has been crucial in furnishing other disciplines with conceptual and methodological tools for qualitative research. Today narratology supplies the common site for narrative theorists coming from different disciplines and provides a link between social science and the humanities. Narratological tools are used to study historical, scientific, political texts, to cope with complex sophisticated forms of contemporary culture, and to explain human development and behaviour in general.
Our project combines theoretical knowledge and textual analysis and aims at unifying different areas of expertise (literary, art and media studies, history, semiotics, psychology, social science). It establishes closer contacts between academia and society by supplying narratological tools for problem formulation and decision support in different areas of society life.