The primary purpose of this study is to understand different concepts of discourse, story, narrative, and storytelling in the different areas (linguistics, literature, second language education, cultural studies) of English Language and Literature in Korea. The different academic backgrounds (discourse analysis in linguistics, extensive reading of stories in literature-based pedagogy, narratology, narrative inquiries as research methodology in applied linguistics, or storytelling in pedagogy, or other applied areas) behind each knowledge were elaborated, then three possible areas of future research are discussed. Firstly, storytelling as newly industrialized resources would play a role as healing, educating, or contents development. Secondly, worldviews through storytelling would help us construct the entirety of the individual or society’s knowledge in different ways. Finally, storytelling as social practices or political agenda will be extended for involving in social movement such as democratic communities and human rights.