Université de Nantes, France contact email:  georges.letissier@univ-nantes.fr 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) http://www.laseac.fr/ 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: http://jsse.revues.org/index1099.html#sthash.RkXJN40A.dpuf ORDERING INFORMATION The issue can be ordered by contacting catherine.dupuy@univ-angers.fr at the Presses Universitaires d’Angers. It will be online on revues.org in June 2014.Read More →

The 13th International Conference on the Short Story in English, (15*)16 to 19 July, 2014, Vienna, Austria. Theme: Unbraiding the Short Story This conference will bring writers of fiction in English (Irish, British, American, Canadian, Australian, Caribbean, South-African, Indian, Sri Lankan, Indonesian, etc.) and writers who have had (or will have for this event) their work translated into English together with scholars of the short story, and all will join in reading sessions, roundtable discussions and panels, and translation workshops. Read more about 13th International Conference on the Short Story in EnglishRead More →