Call for papers for the joint workshop organised by the Société d’Études Anglaises Contemporaines (SEAC) and The Journal of the Short Story in English: Even as literature and the arts of the 20th century were setting new horizons for creation, they often engaged in an inventive dialogue with the Renaissance period. From the end of the 19th century to the early 21st century, the period has offered a rich reservoir of texts, historical subjects, interrogations and experiences that have been rewritten across the centuries to constitute part of the organic fabric of literature and the arts. The influence of the Renaissance has taken many forms,Read More →

We are delighted to present the programme for this year’s ENSFR Conference in Montpellier: Short Fiction as Humble Fiction An International Conference organised by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) with ENSFR (The European Network for Short Fiction Research)   17-18-19 October 2019 Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3, France Site Saint Charles 2 Auditorium & Salle Kouros Convenors: Jean-Michel Ganteau & Christine Reynier       Thursday 17 October 9h45-10h15 Welcome   Auditorium 10h15 Opening of the Conference   10h30 Keynote lecture Chair: Christine Reynier Elke D’hoker (University of Leuven, Belgium) Humbling the Human: Animals in Contemporary Short Fiction   11h30 Coffee break (Jardin d’hiver)   12hRead More →

A Seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 19-22, 2020. Organizers: Gavin Jones (grjones@stanford.edu) and Mike Collins (michael.collins@kcl.ac.uk). We welcome proposals for papers on aspects of the short story for the seminar described below. Please send proposals to the Seminar’s organizers by August 30, 2020. Here is a link to the Seminar on the ACLA conference websiteRead More →

Tinakori: Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society  Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza ‘But this is all a dream you see. I want to come home – to come home’ Letter from Mansfield to Murry [18 March 1918]   Home figures as an ambivalent construct in the writing of Katherine Mansfield. This special issue of Tinakori looks to explore issues of space and belonging in Mansfield’s work. We seek proposals exploring the ways in which aspects of identity in Mansfield’s work are articulated by engagement with both material and emotive notions of home. What is the significance of home and conversely homelessness for Mansfield’s creative imagination?Read More →

Latest issue of Short Fiction in Theory and Practice  out now, with articles on Alice Munro, and Elizabeth Strout and new collaborative fiction from Rupert Loydell and Amy Lilwall.  There is also an interview with Tessa Hadley and a review of new books on editing.  Graham Mort’s story, ‘Emporium’ explores the short story as ‘humble’ fiction from a practice-based perspective, introducing the topic ahead of the forthcoming ENSFR conference on this topic.Read More →

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium to be held in New Orleans, September 5-7, 2019, at the Hotel Monteleone. This venue has been enormously popular with ALA members in part because this outstanding hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter and virtually all of the literary locations in the city are within walking distance. Double rooms are $175 at the conference rate.Read More →

Borders, Intersections and Identity in the Contemporary Short Story in English is a conference organised by the Research Project Intersections: Gender and Identity in the Short Fiction of Contemporary British Women Writers (FEDER/AEI – FEM2017-83084-P) and the Research Group Discourse and Identity (GRC2015/002, GI_1924) in affiliation with the ENSFR (European Network for Short Fiction Research). The conference is to be held at the Faculty of Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 23 and 24 May, 2019.Read More →