Alice Munro - 6-7 November 2014

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Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

This international conference will focus on Alice Munro's first collection of short stories, Dance of the Happy Shades, published in 1968, and will try and offer new perspectives, some forty-five years after its publication. Contributors are welcome to adopt a variety of approaches that will illuminate the main themes, narrative strategies, literary traditions, modes of writing, generic traits and any other component of the short stories.

All papers will be delivered in English. Papers will then be peer-reviewed for publication.

Potential contributors are invited to send a provisional title as soon as possible to Vanessa Guignery, and then an abstract (300 words) along with a short biography (200 words) by 30 July 2014.


Contact: Vanessa Guignery, ENS de Lyon
Deadline for proposals: 30 July 2014