Interdisciplinary Approaches to Short Fiction Theory and Criticism.
Universidad de Salamanca, March 24 - 27, 2004. The conference will bring together noted scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to explore new and exciting directions in the study of short fiction. Keynote speakers include Susan Lohafer,Charles May, Robert Luscher, Juani Guerra, Donna Campbell, Gerald Lynch, Gerald Kennedy, and John Lowe. The conference aims to elicit a variety of approaches to recent short fiction scholarship, theory and pedagogy, and to provide a forum for discussion among theorists, researchers and practitioners of the short story using multiple perspectives across disciplines or research methods. Paper or panel proposals are invited on any of the following themes: Short Fiction Poetics; Short Story Subgenres and Neighbouring Forms; Discourse Analysis and the Short Story; Short Fiction into Film; Hypertext Fiction; the Harlem / Irish Renaissances; the Fantastic within the European, American and Spanish American Traditions; Theorizations of the Self in Short Fiction; Oral Traditions and Gender; the Construction of Female Identity in the Short Story; the Architecture of Masculinity in Modern and Contemporary Short Fiction; Images and Concepts of Hybridity in Postmodern Short Fiction; the Pictorial in Modernist and Postmodernist Short Fiction; Ethnicity and the Modern Short Story Sequence; Regionalism: the Politics of Gender and Genre; Contemporary Representations of Race, Gender,and Sexuality in the Short Story; Teaching the Short Story through Computer-Mediated Pedagogy. Proposals with a 350-word abstract should be sent as e-mail attachments to Merche Peñalba [address below] by November 28, 2003. For further details (submission guidelines, important deadlines),visit the conference website. Bookmark this page for updates to the conference programme and registration information.
Universidad de Salamanca
Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Calle Placentinos, 18
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