KYKNOS is the Swansea and Lampeter Centre for Research on the Narrative Literatures of the Ancient World.
A narrative is a connected series of events (a ‘story’, fictional or true) recounted to a reader or an audience by a narrator.
In particular KYKNOS is concerned with
a) all literary and cultural aspects of genres and texts which are intrinsically narrative;
b) narrative elements in literary texts and genres which are not intrinsically narrative;
c) the methodologies associated with the study of narrative, and their application to all forms of literature;
d) the reception of ancient narrative in modern culture, and of ancient culture in modern narrative.
In b) c) and d) the narrative dimension should be explicit and integral.