Short Story

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The College English Association
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The college English Association invites papers on any aspect of the short story, from its history to its present practice, theories of the short story, individual authors, movements or schools of short story writing, pedagogy, close readings of individual stories, and so on. As the theme of the conference is "Nature," widely defined, papers may of course address stories set in natural surroundings, employing imagery or symbols from the natural world, etc.
This call does not include reading of one's own short stories; there are creative writing panels for that topic. Send abstracts for papers that can be read is no more than 20 minutes to Dean Baldwin, Prof. of English, emeritus, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, at dxb11@psu.edu