Category Archives: Publications of Interest

Contributions Invited for MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

Contributions are invited for the 2014 volume of the MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, an international, refereed online journal aimed at postgraduate and early-career researchers. The theme of the 2014 volume is ‘Literature and Art: Conversations and Collaborations’.

Proposals and informal enquiries should be directed to the editors  by 30 March 2014. Those selected for further consideration will be required to produce their article, of no more than 4000 words, by the end of June 2014.

See the call for papers for  details.

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 by Florence Goyet

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre by Florence Goyet has been published by the Open Book Publishers last month. Goyet is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Grenoble-Alpes and her research focuses on polyphony and the political role of literature.

From the publisher’s website:

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre by Florence Goyet
The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre by Florence Goyet

This expanded and updated translation of Florence Goyet’s influential La Nouvelle, 1870-1925: Description d’un genre à son apogée (Paris, 1993) is the only study to focus exclusively on this classic period across different continents. Ranging through French, English, Italian, Russian and Japanese writing – particularly the stories of Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Giovanni Verga, Anton Chekhov and Akutagawa Ryunosuke – Goyet shows that these authors were able to create brilliant and successful short stories using the very simple ‘tools of brevity’ of that period.

Open Book Publishers is a non-profit organisation and is committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925 can be read online for free.