In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Paul Dawson discuss the proliferation of the term “narrative” in public discourse. Paul Dawson is an Associate Professor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dawson currently serves as President of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. A poet as well as a narrative theorist, Dawson is the author of several books, including Creative Writing in the New Humanities, Imagining Winter, The Return of Omniscient Narrator: Authorship and Authority in Twenty-first Century Fiction, and the recently released The Story of Fictional Truth: Realism from the Death to the Rise of the Novel. In 2024, his new book of poetry will appear. In addition, Dawson has co-edited with Maria Mäkelä The Routledge Companion to Narrative Theory, which just came out last year.