2014 International Conference on Narrative

March 27-29 at the Massachusetts Insititute of Technology

Media Lab extension


Narrative Society








All participants must join the International Society for the Study of Narrative.

Hotel and Travel

A block of rooms has been made available at the Boston Marriott Cambridge at a rate of $179/night plus applicable taxes. Please book online here or call 617-494-6600 or 888-236-2427. You must make your reservation no later than March 5 and mention the MIT International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference room block. All hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Boston Marriott Cambridge
Two Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Tips on Traveling from Logan Airport to the Cambridge Marriott:

Taxis: One-way taxi fare from Logan to the Cambridge Marriott is approximately $30-35 + tip.

Public Transportation:

1) From Logan, take the Silver Line bus to South Station — just walk outside the terminal (the bus stops at all terminals on the arrivals level) and board the Silver line bus under the sign that says "T." This bus is FREE and goes underground into South Station.

2) At South Station, walk up a short set of stairs or ride the escalator and transfer to the Red Line towards ALEWIFE Station. Take this train to the Kendall/MIT Station.

3) The Kendall/MIT Station exit will put you right in front of the Marriott. See the map of the Kendall Square neighborhood below.

For more information about Boston/Cambridge public transportation, see www.mbta.com.

Map of the Kendall/MIT Station neighborhood

For information on travel from Logan Airport to the Marriot Cambridge go to this link: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/boscb-boston-marriott-cambridge/

Grad Student Housing Exchange

Narrative 2014 Graduate Student Housing Exchange

If you are traveling to the conference from outside Boston, would you rather crash on a local graduate student’s couch than pay for a hotel room?

If you live in the Boston area, would you like to earn a discount on your registration fee by housing a fellow graduate student traveling to the conference?

We will be setting up a graduate student housing exchange to help enable as many graduate
students as possible to attend the conference this year. Please let us know if you are a graduate student traveling to the conference from outside the Boston area and would be interested in staying with a local graduate student.

Additionally, we are offering reduced registration fees to any local graduate student willing to host someone for the conference.

If you are interested in participating in this housing exchange, please email us at housing.narrative2014@gmail.com no later than February 1, 2014.

Tell us your location and housing capacity or your dates of travel. Please include the words OFFER or SEEK in your subject line to indicate whether you are offering or seeking housing. Please also inform us if you have any pets or pet allergies.

Coordinators: James Buzard (MIT) and Sue Kim (UMass-Lowell).