The Modernist Short Story

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Host: University of Dundee School of Humanities
Location: University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building, Room 2G14, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN
Speaker: Keynote: Kirsty Gunn

In both content and critical reception, the short story has always possessed an uncertain status. Growing rapidly in popularity towards the end of the nineteenth century, the short story form became representative of the experimental spirit of the age, allowing authors to create fragmented, ambiguous narratives, and explore themes and characters outside of the dominant cultural perspective.

This conference invites proposals from postgraduate students and early career researchers for papers relating to (but not limited to) the following topics:

Identity and authenticity
Liminality, ambivalence, thresholds
Short stories and gender
Short stories and epiphany
Queer perspectives
Short stories and print culture
The postcolonial short story
We particularly welcome papers on the work of Katherine Mansfield, as the conference will include special Mansfield sessions. 

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