UPDATE Bigger on the Inside: emerging forms of contemporary short fiction

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Newman University, Birmingham UK
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts of 300 words and a short biographical note (max 100 words) should be emailed to H.Cousins@staff.newman.ac.uk by Monday 15 April 2013.

Keynote Speakers:
Paul March-Russell http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/complit/staff/march-russell.html
Jonathan Taylor

This conference seeks to explore the increasing importance of this up-and-coming fictional form, and invites papers from academic researchers and creative writers which address the following topics, or other relevant discussions on short fiction of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries:
- Literary transformations: the ways in which short-short fictions are altering genres, and changing our definitions of literature;
- Literary forms: effective forms of short-short fictions; what might typify the genre;
- Production and reception: how short-short fiction might be challenging traditional ways of publishing and disseminating literature;
- Writers and readers: how working in this emerging form has transformed writers, writing practices, and readership.

For more details: http://www.newman.ac.uk/english/3352/academic-conference-contemporary-sh...