Modernist Short Stories Writers

deadline for submissions: 
June 13, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Kay Boyle Society
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Modernist Short Stories Writers

Sponsored by the Kay Boyle Society

The American Short Story: New Considerations

New Orleans, Sep. 5-7, 2019


Many modernist writers experimented with the short story genre early in their careers, while reading, publishing and critiquing each other’s work in small magazines.

The objective of this panel is to engage in comparative, reflective conversation, bringing out as yet unnoticed similarities and convergence in themes, writing practices, and subjectivities among these writers.

This panel invites papers on the work of one writer or in the context of other writers, on one or more of the following themes:

Representations of trauma

Explorations of justice, war, and morality

Explorations of racial and national formation

Critical reception


Please send a 1-paragraph abstract and short bio to Anne Boyd Rioux by June 13, 2019. For more information on the conference, sponsored by the Society for the Study of the American Short Story, see: