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 →

Katherine Mansfield and France International conference organised by the Université Paris III —Sorbonne Nouvelle (EA 4398 PRISMES) in conjunction with the Katherine Mansfield Society 19–21 June 2014 Guest speakers will be: C. K. Stead, Sydney Janet Kaplan and Gerri Kimber 2014 seems the ideal year to celebrate Katherine Mansfield’s lifelong attachment to France and her passionate involvement with all things French: not just the language, literature and the arts, but the everyday world too, from recipes and customs to the contemporary socio-political context, transport, economics and of course the devastating impact of the war. France for Mansfield was a land of transit, a haven to escape to and aRead More →

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 →

Following the conference co-organized between the University of Angers and Edge Hill University on The Figure of the Author in the Short Story in English April 2011, a special double issue of Short Fiction in Theory and Practice (co-edited with the Journal of the Short Story in English) is out now. http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=196/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 →

The European Network for Short Fiction Research was created as a joint initiative of researchers at Edge Hill University (U.K.) and the CRILA research group (UPRES EA 4639), Université d’Angers, France. Our broad aim is to provide a forum and resources for European-based researchers, and to stimulate further research, both theoretical and practice-based.Read More →