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The Cambridge History of the English Short Story

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Dominic Head, Barbara Korte, Donald J. Newman, Jessica Cox, Sophie Gilmartin, Andrew Harrison, Robert Hampson, Winnie Chan, Claire Drewery, Ann-Marie Einhaus, Heather Ingman, Timothy C. Baker, Jane Aaron, Dean Baldwin, Neal Alexander, Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, Brett Josef Grubisic, Carellin Brooks, Axel Stähler, Abigail Ward, Victoria Kuttainen, John Thieme, Ruth Robbins, Andrew Maunder, Paul March-Russell, Roger Luckhurst, David James, Sandie Byrne, Richard Bradford, Gerald Lynch, Gerri Kimber, Linda Costanzo Cahir, Lynda Prescott, Ailsa Cox, Julian Murphet
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  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107167421

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  • The Cambridge History of the English Short Story is the first comprehensive volume to capture the literary history of the English short story. Charting the origins and generic evolution of the English short story to the present day, and written by international experts in the field, this book covers numerous transnational and historical connections between writers, modes and forms of transmission. Suitable for English literature students and scholars of the English short story generally, it will become a standard work of reference in its field.

    • Presents the first comprehensive analysis of the short story in England in one volume
    • Combines a chronological survey with a thorough account of different generic forms to facilitate an understanding of how forms and techniques have evolved
    • Provides readers with an exhaustive overview of the short story to encourage comparative study
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    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107167421
    • length: 668 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction Dominic Head
    1. Early modern diversity: the origins of English short fiction Barbara Korte
    2. Short prose narratives of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Donald J. Newman
    3. Gothic and Victorian supernatural tales Jessica Cox
    4. The Victorian potboiler: novelists writing short stories Sophie Gilmartin
    5. Fable, myth and folktale: the writing of oral and traditional story forms Andrew Harrison
    6. The colonial short story, adventure and the exotic Robert Hampson
    7. The Yellow Book circle and the culture of the literary magazine Winnie Chan
    8. The modernist short story: fractured perspectives Claire Drewery
    9. War stories: the short story in World Wars I and II Ann-Marie Einhaus
    10. The short story in Ireland to 1945: a national literature Heather Ingman
    11. The short story in Ireland since 1945: a modernizing tradition Heather Ingman
    12. The short story in Scotland: from oral tale to dialectal style Timothy C. Baker
    13. The short story in Wales: cultivated regionalism Jane Aaron
    14. The understated art, English style Dean Baldwin
    15. The rural tradition in the English short story Dominic Head
    16. Metropolitan modernity: stories of London Neal Alexander
    17. Gender and genre: short fiction, feminism and female experience Sabine Coelsch-Foisner
    18. Queer short stories: an inverted history Brett Josef Grubisic and Carellin Brooks
    19. Stories of Jewish identity: survivors, exiles and cosmopolitans Axel Stähler
    20. New voices: multicultural short stories Abigail Ward
    21. Settler stories: postcolonial short fiction Victoria Kuttainen
    22. After Empire: postcolonial short fiction and the oral tradition John Thieme
    23. Ghost stories and supernatural tales Ruth Robbins
    24. The detective story: order from chaos Andrew Maunder
    25. Frontiers: science fiction and the British marketplace Paul March-Russell
    26. Weird stories: the potency of horror and fantasy Roger Luckhurst
    27. Experimentalism: self-reflexive and postmodernist stories David James
    28. Satirical stories: estrangement and social critique Sandie Byrne
    29. Comedic short fiction Richard Bradford
    30. Short story cycles: between the novel and the story collection Gerald Lynch
    31. The novella: between the novel and the story Gerri Kimber
    32. The short story visualized: adaptations and screenplays Linda Costanzo Cahir
    33. The short story anthology: shaping the canon Lynda Prescott
    34. The institution of creative writing Ailsa Cox
    35. Short story futures Julian Murphet
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    Dominic Head, University of Nottingham
    Dominic Head is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Nottingham, where he served as Head of School from 2007–10. He has written extensively on forms of literature and is author of The Modernist Short Story (Cambridge, 1992) and The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950–2000 (Cambridge, 2002), and editor of The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, 3rd edition (Cambridge, 2006).

    Contributors

    Dominic Head, Barbara Korte, Donald J. Newman, Jessica Cox, Sophie Gilmartin, Andrew Harrison, Robert Hampson, Winnie Chan, Claire Drewery, Ann-Marie Einhaus, Heather Ingman, Timothy C. Baker, Jane Aaron, Dean Baldwin, Neal Alexander, Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, Brett Josef Grubisic, Carellin Brooks, Axel Stähler, Abigail Ward, Victoria Kuttainen, John Thieme, Ruth Robbins, Andrew Maunder, Paul March-Russell, Roger Luckhurst, David James, Sandie Byrne, Richard Bradford, Gerald Lynch, Gerri Kimber, Linda Costanzo Cahir, Lynda Prescott, Ailsa Cox, Julian Murphet

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