Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective - DQR Studies in Literature 49 (Hardback)Viorica Patea (volume editor)
Hardback 346 Pages / Published: 01/01/2012
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Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective problematizes different aspects of the renewal and development of the short story. The aim of this collection is to explore the most recent theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and to offer theoretical and practical perspectives on the form. Centering as it does on specific authors and on the wider implications of short story poetics, this collection presents a new series of essays that both reinterpret canonical writers of the genre and advance new critical insights on the most recent trends and contemporary authors. Theorizations about genre reflect on different aspects of the short story from a multiplicity of perspectives and take the form of historical and aesthetic considerations, gender-centered accounts, and examinations that attend to reader-response theory, cognitive patterns, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, postcolonial studies, postmodern techniques, and contemporary uses of minimalist forms. Looking ahead, this collection traces the evolution of the short story from Chaucer through the Romantic writings of Poe to the postmodern developments and into the twenty-first century. This volume will prove of interest to scholars and graduate students working in the fields of the short story and of literature in general. In addition, the readability and analytical transparence of these essays make them accessible to a more general readership interested in fiction.
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 683 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Short Story Theories has been awarded the Javier Coy Biennial Research Awards 2013 for best edited volume. The goal of these awards is to promote high-quality scholarship in the field of American Studies, and to celebrate the originality and excellence of research carried out within SAAS. - www.saasweb.org "Viorica Patea, the editor of Short Story Theories - a Twenty-First Century Perspective, is to be congratulated. Any book that brings together renowned academic specialists in the genre, such as Charles May, author of seminal works like The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice, and editor of Short Story Theories and New Short Story Theories, or post-modern specialist, Farhat Iftekharuddin, with a range of talented scholars mostly working in Spain, is bound to be of interest to scholars specialising in narrative. [...]It is a recommendable addition to any short-story specialists' library." - John Style (Universidad Rovira I Virgili), in miscelanea: a journal of english and american studies 48, 2013, pp. 149-153
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