Research publications

Publications on counter-narratives in organizations:

  •  Boje, D. & Lundholt, M. W. (Eds.). 2016. “Counter-narratives in and around Organisations in Cross Cultural Environments”, Special Issue in European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 4:1.
  • Kjærbeck, S. and M. W. Lundholt. (Forthcoming). “Masters, Counters and Beyond: An Investigation of Conflict in Strategy Communication”. In Journal of Organizational Change Management, special issue on Management of Conflicts in Organizations.
  • Kuhn, T., S. Frandsen & M. W. Lundholt (Eds.). 2017. Counter-Narratives and Organization, London: Routledge.
  •  Lundholt, M. W. 2016. ” Counter-narrative/modhistorier”, in  Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon. Kolstrup, S., Agger, G., Jauert, P. & Schrøder, K. (Eds.). Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur.
  • Lundholt, M. W. 2016. “Counter-narratives and organizational crisis: How LEGO bricks became a slippery business”, in Counter-Narratives and Organization, by Frandsen, S., T., Kuhn, & M. W. Lundholt. (Eds.). London: Routledge. 43-64.
  • Lundholt, M. W. 2017. “Fabric of counter-narratives: agency and ventriloquism”, In European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 4:3-4, 316-325.
  • Lundholt, M. W., Maagaard, C. A. & Piekut, A. 2017. ” Counter-narratives”, in International Encyclopedia of Strategic Communication. Wiley-Blackwell (Forthcoming).

Writings from the Centre for Narratological Studies

Counter-narratives and Organization
Edited by Sanne Frandsen, Tim Kuhn and Marianne Lundholt

Counter-Narratives and Organization brings the concept of "counter-narrative" into an organizational context, illuminating these complex elements of communication as intrinsic yet largely unexplored aspect of organizational storytelling. Departing from dialogical, emergent and processual perspectives on "organization," the individual chapters focus on the character of counter-narratives, along with their performative aspects, by addressing questions such as:
  • how do some narratives gain dominance over others?
  • how do narratives intersect, relate and reinforce each other
  • how are organizational members and external stakeholders engaged in the telling and re-telling of the organization?

Vol. 4.

Fortælling i virksomhedens tjeneste
Redigeret af Marianne Wolff Lundholt

Bogen sætter fortællingen i fokus: Hvad er storytelling? Hvad er en fortælling? Hvordan anvendes storytelling helt konkret? Og hvad vil det sige at anvende storytelling som et ledelsesredskab? Fortællingen er til stede overalt i den daglige samtale mellem mennesker. Derfor er det af afgørende betydning, hvordan den bliver brugt som redskab i virksomhedernes og organisationernes kommunikation..

ISBN 978-87-7332-302-1, 112 sider, Paperback, 2011.

Vol. 3

Searching the Boundaries of Narrativity and Narratology /Afsøgning af narrativitetens og narratologiens grænser

Per Krogh Hansen, Ed.

Judging from the developments that narrative studies have undertaken in recent times, one might get the idea that everything is narrative; if not as full-blown stories, then at least potentially in the form of ‘narrativity’ – that is, possessing the ability to evoke a narrative script in the mind of the recipient. But if so, can we then still distinguish the non-narrative from the narrative? And what are we, as narratologists, to do with ‘borderline cases’: texts which only scarcely can be considered narrative. These questions serves as guiding lines for the studies collected in this volume.


The articles – six written in English and five in Scandinavian languages – fall into three groups. In the first group, »Theorizing the Borders of Narrative«, theoretical issues are raised and discussed concerning general categorization, the relation between narrative and performativity, and learning, memory and autobiographical narrative. In the second group, »Narrative, the Lyrical and the Poetical«, focus is brought upon the intricate relation between narrative and the ‘non-narrative’ structures of the lyrical and the poetical. In the third group, »Narrative vs. the Non-narrative: Genre Studies«, attention is paid to how narrative functions in genres which to a certain extent resist or at least compromise narrative – the sermon, the drama, the baroque opera and the film musical.


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Vol. 2

Telling without Tellers 
The Linguistic Manifestation of Literary Communication in Narrative Fiction


Marianne Wolff Lundholt

'Who speaks?' and 'Who sees?' have been central questions in narrative analysis. In Telling without Tellers: The Linguistic Manifestation of Literary Communication in Narrative Fiction Marianne Wolff Lundholt calls for a linguistic oriented analysis which eventually leads to a de-antropomorphic approach where telling no longer presupposes a teller.

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When We Get to the End...
Towards a Narratology of the Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Per Krogh Hansen & Marianne Wolff Lundholt (eds)

The foundation of the development of the modern science of narrative textsnarratology - has to a great extent been the folktale and the fairy tale. This book directs the narratological focus towards another tale-genre, namely the literary imitation of the folktale known as the art Märchen in its undoubtedly most famous expression: The short stories of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. 


The book contains contributions from Greger Andersson (Örebro University), Jacob Bøggild (University of Aarhus), Marion Gymnich (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen), Per Krogh Hansen (University of Southern Denmark), Jørgen Holmgaard (Aalborg University), Jørgen Dines Johansen (University of Southern Denmark), Henrik Lassen (University of Southern Denmark), Gorm Larsen (University of Copenhagen), Marianne Wolff Lundholt (University of Southern Denmark), Johan de Mylius (University of Southern Denmark), Ansgar Nünning (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen), Vera Nünning (Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg) and Lars-Åke Skalin (University of Örebro).

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