ENSFR conference 2016 programme

‘The Child of the Century’: Reading and Writing Short Fiction Across Media

Edge Hill University, UK



Day 1, Friday 13th May 2016


8.30 – 9.00 Registration & Refreshments Business School Foyer
9.00 – 9.30 Welcome address B001
9.30 – 11.00 Parallel Sessions: Panels 1 & 2
Panel 1: Form, Format and Short Story Publishing B002
Narrative Empathetic Writing Devices: A Study of Short Fiction Formatting.

Amanda Bigler (Loughborough University, UK)

Embracing Modes: How the children of this century have employed the online publisher.

Lisa Blower (independent scholar, UK)

Does the Short Story exist?

George Green (Lancaster University, UK)


Panel 2: The short story on film B003
Altered States: Narrator and Audience Adaptations of Helen Simpson’s Short Stories.

Ingrid Cuypers (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Narration and Commemoration in the Story and the Film A Rose for Emily.

Esin Korkut (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

Updating the Past: Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Tales on Film.

Lukas Lammers (Friedrich‐Alexander-Universität Erlangen‐Nürnberg, Germany)


11.00 – 11.15 Break & Refreshments Business School Foyer & Atrium
11.15 – 12.45 Parallel Sessions: Panels 3 & 4
Panel 3: Innovation, Technology and Genre B002
A new detective method: The Adventures of Richard Marsh’s Female Detective Judith Lee in the Strand Magazine, 1911-16.

Minna Vuohelainen (Edge Hill University, UK)

Haunting a mean house in a dull street: Time and Technology in the ghost stories of Edith Wharton and Elizabeth Bowen.

Emma Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

Revealing as Concealing: The Flash of the Epiphany Moment in the Modernist Short Story.

Sophia Kier-Byfield (University of Aarhus, Denmark)

  Panel 4: Reading, Writing, Teaching B003
Seeing and Not-Seeing the Short Story.

Anna Metcalfe (University of East Anglia, UK)

No time to be lost: Short stories as a compass in a changing world.

Philippa Holloway (Edge Hill University, UK)

With suspicious intent: Teaching the pleasures of Short Fiction.

Kerry Myler (Newman University, UK)


12.45 – 13.45 Lunch Business School Foyer & Atrium
13.45 – 14.45 ENSFR committee meeting
14.45 – 16.15 Parallel Sessions: Panels 5 & 6
Panel 5: The Short Story and Cinematic Form B002
Textual Portraits of Self and Other: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s ‘A Lovesong for India’.

Karen D’Souza (Edge Hill University, UK)

Beyond Cinema: Daphne du Maurier’s Intermedial Experiments in her Short Stories.

Christine Reynier (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France)

The Spiritual Automaton: Cinematic Precursors in Steven Millhauser’s Short Fiction.

Simon Stevenson (University Centre Doncaster, UK)


  Panel 6: Twitter Fiction B003
Tweeting Short Stories: Jennifer Egan’s ‘Black Box’ and David Mitchell’s ‘The Right Sort’.

Elke D’hoker (University of Leuven, Belgium)

Curating Conclusions: Collaborative Twitter Fiction and the implied author.

Emma Segar (Edge Hill University, UK)

Short but not fleeting: Lydia Davis can teach us how to live (and tweet).

Julie Tanner (Independent scholar, UK)

16.15 – 16.30 Break & Refreshments Business School Foyer & Atrium
16.30 – 18.00 Short Story Readings (programme to follow) B001
18.00 Day 1 Close




‘The Child of the Century’:

Reading and Writing Short Fiction Across Media


Day 2, Saturday 14th May 2016


8.30 – 9.00 Refreshments Business School Foyer
9.00 – 9.30 Welcome B001
9.30 – 11.00 Parallel Sessions: Panels 7 & 8
Panel 7 : Flash, Hybridity, Cycles and Transformation B002
From Blog to Book and Back: Éric Chevillard’s Migrating Microfictions.

Erika Fülöp (Lancaster University, UK)

Transcultural and Transmedial Stories and Identities in Short Story Cycles: Tom Cho’s Look Who’s Morphing and Ali Alizadeh’s Transactions.

Manuela Zehnter (University of Bonn, Germany)

Hemingway, Twitterature and the Places of Indeterminacy – Discussion of Problems of Interpretation and the Position of the Reader in the World of Flash Fiction.

Roksana Zgierska (University of Gdansk, Poland)


  Panel 8: Art and Technology B003
We are Cyborgs: Technology in Hari Kunzru’s Short Fiction.

Bettina Jansen (TU Dresden, Germany)

Visionary Inner Spaces in J. G. Ballard’s Vermilion Sands.

C. Bruna Mancini (Università della Calabria, Italy)

Coherence and Counterpoint: Music in the Short Stories of James Joyce and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Thomas Gurke (Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany)


11.00 – 11.15 Break Business School Foyer & Atrium
11.15 – 12.45 Parallel Sessions: Panels 9 & 10
  Panel 9: Hybrid Forms B002
Adrian Tomine’s Visual Storytelling in Killing and Dying.

Mercedes Peñalba (University of Salamanca, Spain)

Intermedial synergy in Angela Carter’s short fiction.

Michelle Ryan-Sautour (Université d’Angers, France)

Generic Hybridisation in Janice Galloway’s “Scenes” from Blood (1991).

Jorge Sacido-Romero (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)



  Panel 10: Publishing 1: Authorship and Adaptation B003
Dis/honesty and risk in collaborative short fiction.

Micaela Maftei and Laura Tansley (University of Victoria, Canada and University of Glasgow, UK)

Narrative Brevity Across the Media: Rhetoric and Form.

Miłosz Wojtyna (University of Gdańsk, Poland)


12.45 – 14.00 Lunch Business School Foyer & Atrium
14.00 – 15.00 Nicholas Royle Reading and Questions B001
15.00 – 15.15 Break & Refreshments Business School Foyer & Atrium
15.15 – 16.45 Parallel Sessions: Panels 11 & 12
  Panel 11: Publishing 2: Excerpts and Anthologies B002
Cutting a Long Story Short or the Art of Excerpting the Right Passage: Richard Ford’s The Lay of the Land in the New Yorker.

Gerald Preher (Lille Catholic University, France)

Arriving, Settling, Moving on: Stories of Belonging and Displacement.

Eleonora Rao (University of Salerno, Italy)

The Construction of Gender in Hermione Lee’s Short Story Anthology The Secret Self.

Aleix Tura Vecino (University of Stirling, UK)


  Panel 12: Mysterious Visions B003
Mystification by Landscape: Margaret Atwood and the Group of Seven.

Dr Susan Poznar (Arkansas Tech University, USA)

Short Fiction and Theology: Foundational Myths and Marian Iconography in Michèle Roberts’s ‘Annunciation’.

Laura Lojo-Rodríguez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)


16.45 – 17.00 Closing Remarks B001
17.00 Day 2 Close


Please note, programme subject to change.








This event is supported by Edge Hill University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise: