The next issue of Microtextualidades (n. 9, May 2021) is now open to the submission of contributions. Coordinators: Eunice Ribeiro y Xaquín Núñez Sabarís Deadline: 15/01/2021 (Spanish version below) “The characters in the micro-story walk in profile.” This sentence by Andrés Neuman, extracted from his ten micro-notes on this narrative form, attributes to the protagonists of the mini-fiction a bodily or identitary inconsistency, in accordance with the diegetic ellipsis of hyper-brief stories and the aesthetics of post-modernity. Characters that evaporate, disarticulate or become ghosts or animated objects, shadows that dilute as the minimal story of the minuscule fiction vanishes, are common in the repertoire ofRead More →

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 →