Society for the Study of the American Short Story  Call for Papers  The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre  A Symposium of the American Literature Association The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations, keynote speakers, and registrations details will be available in the spring of 2016 and will be posted on the new Society website: More →

Haunting in Short Fiction and Its Adaptations 20-21 November 2015, University of Angers, France Edge Hill University, University of Leuven, University of Le Mans, University of Nantes, University of Angers and the European Network for Short Fiction Research Friday 20 November 2015 9 a.m. registration 9.30 – 11 a.m. PANELS 1, 2 Panel 1: Maternal Ghosts ¡ Frida Kahlo room Helen E. Mundler, Université Paris-Est Créteil The maternal impulse as ghost: three hauntings in contemporary women’s fiction: A.S. Byatt, Fay Weldon, Alison Lurie Pascale Tollance, Université de Lyon 2 A Writer’s Ghosts: The Spectre of Matricide in A.S Byatt’s “The Changeling” Leslie de Bont, UniversitéRead More →

TABLE OF CONTENTS  Michelle Ryan-Sautour and Gérald Préher Foreword Bertrand Cardin Introduction PART ONE: TRACES OF ORAL TRADITION: VOICES, DIALOGUES AND CONVERSATIONS Marie Mianowski Skipping and Gasping, Sighing and Hoping in Colum McCann’s “Aisling”: The Making of a Poet Catherine Conan Narration as Conversation: Patterns of Community-making in Colm Tóibín’s The Empty Family Eoghan Smith “Elemental and Plain”: Story-Telling in Claire Keegan’s Walk the Blue FieldsRead More →

Call for Papers: Affect and the Short Story (Cycle)  The Journal of the Short Story in English announces a call for papers for an upcoming special section—“Affect and the Short Story (Cycle)”  The guest editors are interested in papers addressing how the field of Affect Studies can help inform the ways we read short stories and the ways we theorize about formal and generic labels like the Short Story and, especially, the Short Story Cycle. We are also interested in papers that make use of short story or short story theory in ways that might inform our understanding of the transmission and operation of affectRead More →

Call for Articles for a special issue of the Journal of Short Stories in English devoted to D. H. Lawrence Guest editors: Christine Zaratsian (Aix-Marseille Université) and Shirley Bricout (Montpellier III) Transgressing Borders and Borderlines  This special issue aims at bringing into focus the patterns of transgression which map out borders and borderlines as well as in-between territories in D. H. Lawrence’s shorter fiction. The characters he stages within the boundaries of the stories evolve along patterns of harmony and discord which lead them to transgress limits as they “seek that invisible and promised territory, that country that does not exist but that [they bearRead More →

Université de Nantes, France contact email: ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE SOCIÉTÉ DES ÉTUDES BRITANNIQUES CONTEMPORAINES The Spatial Imaginary in Contemporary British Literature and the Arts 18th- 19th October 2013 University of Nantes (France) The “spatial turn” which was largely initiated by Henri Lefebvre’s work La production de l’espace opened up new perspectives to investigate both literature and the arts through their intrinsic relation to the imaginary. The renewal of interest in the category of the imagination (J.Su, 2011) affords new tracks to study contemporary fiction writers (P. Ackroyd, M. Ali, J.Barnes, E.M. Forster, J. Fowles, G. Greene, K. Ishiguro, D.H. Lawrence, Z. Smith,Read More →

Academia Belgica (Rome) * 12-14 September 2013 Universiteit Gent – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Università di Perugia Keynote speakers: Adrian Hunter (University of Stirling), Christine Reynier (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), Raffaele Donnarumma (Università di Pisa) The modernist period (1900-1940) is a time when the short story came into its own as an intricate, flexible and highly respected literary genre. Across Europe, writers experimented with the form in ways which have come to shape the short story until the present day. Within the changing publication contexts of the time, moreover, writers also devised new approaches to publish short stories together within a collection, sequence or cycle.Read More →

58 | Spring 2012 Linda Collinge-Germain: Foreword Virginia Ricard: Introduction – See more at: ORDERING INFORMATION The issue can be ordered by contacting at the Presses Universitaires d’Angers. It will be online on in June 2014.Read More →