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Due to to the ongoing outbreaking of Covid-19 crisis, the ENN6 Conference ‘Gaslight’ Narratives in Virtual Landscapes: Narratological Implications of Technologically Mediated and Immersive Media will be held on 15-16 September 2021.

ENN6, organized by RISEBA University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the European Narratology Network (ENN, www.narratology.net), will addresses the fusion of new technologies with unreliable, paradoxical, or disturbing narratives, which draw readers and viewers into a story, geospatially and cognitively, by means of blurring the boundaries between real and virtual spaces or alternative ones. The ultimate aim of the conference is to extend the boundaries of narratological discourse, in both its classical and post-classical conceptions, within the framework of the technological diversification of virtual reality. In addition, the conference is open to papers on all topics connected with the study of narrative in either texts or the media as well as with questions of narratological methodology.

The best selected works will be published in a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to architecture, design and audiovisual media arts from the Baltic Sea region, published once a year by RISEBA University's Faculty of Media and Communication and Faculty of Architecture and Design.

The topics listed below are meant as a guideline for possible contributions:
> Theory and methodology of transmedial narratology in the framework of cinematic VR.
> Archaeology of immersive narrative systems.
> Cognitive narratology in neurocinematics.
> Expanding vectors of narratology.
> Gaslighting in virtual reality.

Preconference Doctoral Seminar on 14 September 2021:
In conjunction with the 6th International Conference of the European Narratology Network, a preconference doctoral seminar on virtual vectors of narratology will be held. At the end of the course, the participants will receive a diploma. Prospective participants are asked to send a 500-word description of their doctoral research together with their résumés and institutional affiliation via the registration form.

Further information:
> Registration fee: conference – € 85; PhD students – € 65.
(PhD students participating in both the seminar and the conference will be charged only € 65.)
> Listeners - free of charge.