Conference program: Short Fiction Writers With a Theory: Re-Reading Short Fiction Theory Through the Lens of New Writing and New Media

Poster Short Fiction Writers

Short Fiction Writers With a Theory: Re-Reading Short Fiction Theory Through the Lens of New Writing and New Media

11-12 June 2015, Université Catholique de Lille, France

Room RS 248 — 58 rue du Port — 59000 Lille


Thursday 11 June

13:30-14:00: Registration

14:00-14:15: Welcome Address – Vincent Roger, Vice Dean (Institut Catholique de Lille)

14:15-14:30: A Few Words on ENSFR – Ailsa Cox (Edge Hill University), Elke D’hoker (KU Leuven Faculty of Arts), Michelle Ryan-Sautour (Université d’Angers)

14:30-15:30: Keynote Lecture – Françoise Clary (Université de Rouen): “Migrating Worlds: Extending the Short Story’s Limits in a Busy World”

Chair: Ineke Bockting (Institut Catholique de Paris)

15:30-15:45: Coffee Break

15:45-17:15: Workshop 1 – The Practice of Theory

Chair: Ailsa Cox (Edge Hill University)

15:45-16:15: Suzanne Bray (Institut Catholique de Lille): “Aristotle as a Guide to Writing Detective Stories: The Poetics in Melville Davisson Post and Dorothy L. Sayers’s Literary Theory”

16:15-16:45: John D Rutter (Edge Hill University): “Searching for the Essence of the Short Story”

16:45-17.15: Lucy Durneen and Adnan Mahmutović (Plymouth University, Stockholm University): “Towards a Poetics of Editing – Rewriting Short Fiction in the 21st Century”

17:45-18:15: Panel Discussion 1 – Perspectives on the Short Story: The Writers Talk

Chair: Elke D’hoker (KU Leuven Faculty of Arts)

17:15-17:45: Alice Clark, Université de Nantes, writer: “Metonymy, Metaphor and Displacement” Reading: “The Intruder”

17:45-18:15: Readings

Ailsa Cox, Alison MacLeod

19:30: Banquet

 Friday 12 June

 9:30-10:30 – Round Table 1 – Promoting Short Story Writing

Chair: Emmanuel Vernadakis (Université d’Angers)

Michelle Ryan-Sautour, Université d’Angers, Editor, Journal of the Short Story in English

Alison MacLeod, The University of Chichester, Thresholds

Jim Hinks, Digital Editor, Comma Press

Ailsa Cox, Edge Hill University, Writer, Editor. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice

 10:30-10:45: Coffee Break

10:45-12-45: Workshop 2 – Writers on/and Writing

Chair: Michelle Ryan-Sautour (Université d’Angers)

10:45-11:15: Tanya Tromble (Aix Marseille Université): “Joyce Carol Oates and the Short Story: Violence as Tool”

11:15-11:45: Simon Stevenson (Doncaster University Centre): “Can Xue: A Particular Sort of Story”

11:45-12:15: Frédérique Spill (Université de Picardie Jules Verne): “Something Rich and Strange (2014): Ron Rash’s art as a short fiction writer”

12:15-12:45: Gérald Préher (Institut Catholique de Lille): “‘It’s like a Vogue model’: Shirley Ann Grau’s Theories and Practices”

13:00-14:30: Lunch

 14:30-16:00: Panel Discussion 2 – Senses and Sensibilities in Short Story Writing

Co-Chairs: Alice Clark, Writer, and Rémi Digonnet (Institut Catholique de Lille)

Simonetta Greggio, writer.

 16:00-17:30: Workshop 3 – The Short Story as a Genre

Chair: Gérald Préher (Institut Catholique de Lille)

16:00-16:30: Elisabeth Lamothe (Université du Mans): “Vietnamese-American Short Stories: Politics and Frameworks”

16:30-17:00: Michelle Ryan-Sautour (Université d’Angers), “Reading the Short Story in the Digital Age”

17:00-17:30: Emmanuel Vernadakis (Université d’Angers): “Some Thoughts on the Short Story and Theatre: A Question of Space”

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