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Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain





ISBN 9781138093645
Published August 8, 2018 by Routledge
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In their new monograph, Gender and Short Fiction: Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain, Jorge Sacido-Romero and Laura Mª Lojo-Rodríguez explain why artistically ambitious women writers continue turning to the short story, a genre that has not yet attained the degree of literary prestige and social recognition the novel has had in the modern period. In this timely volume, the editors endorse the view that the genre still retains its potential as a vehicle for the expression of female experience alternative to and/or critical with dominant patriarchal ideology present at the very onset of the development of the modern British short story at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents



Acknowledgements



List of Contributors







1 Introduction







JORGE SACIDO-ROMERO AND LAURA Mª LOJO-RODRÍGUEZ





PART I



Theorising Gender and Short Fiction



2 Genre and Gender in British Modern and Contemporary Short Fiction



A Meta-Critical Approach



ANNE BESNAULT-LEVITA





PART II



In Carter’s Wake



3 The Legacy of Angela Carter



Ethics and Authorial Performance in Contemporary Short Fiction by Women



MICHELLE RYAN-SAUTOUR







4 In the Company of Wolves



Women’s Fairy Tales after Carter



PAUL MARCH-RUSSELL



PART III



Body Politics







5 Tales of Femininity and Sexuality



Competing Discourses and the Negotiation of Feminisms Today



EMMA YOUNG







6 Genealogies of Women







Discourses on Mothering and Motherhood in the Short Fiction of Michèle Roberts



LAURA Mª LOJO-RODRÍGUEZ







7 "Oh Yes, Women Get Erect"



Dismantling Sexual Standards in Jeanette Winterson’s Short Fiction



ISABEL MARÍA ANDRÉS-CUEVAS



PART IV



Voicing Differently







8 (Un)gendering Voice and Affect in A.L. Kennedy’s Short Fiction



SYLVIA MIESZKOWSKI







9 What’s in an Echo?



Voice, Gender and Genre in Ali Smith’s Short Stories



MARÍA CASADO VILLANUEVA







10 In a Different Voice



Janice Galloway’s Short Stories



JORGE SACIDO-ROMERO







11 Speaking from Border Country



Colour as Fluid Identity Factor in the Short Stories of Jackie Kay



BARBARA KORTE



PART V



Narrating Life







12 Stories Told and Untold



Re-Gendering the First World War through Centenary Narratives.



ISABEL CARRERA-SUÁREZ







13 Women’s Transcultural Experience in A.S. Byatt’s Short Stories



CARMEN LARA-RALLO







14 "Why Don’t You Have a Go at a Novel?"







Gender through Genre in Helen Simpson’s Stories



LAURA TORRES-ZÚÑIGA





PART VI



Latest News



15 New Voices in British Short Stories by Women



AILSA COX

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Editor(s)

Biography

Jorge Sacido-Romero is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), where he teaches English literature. His most recent publications on the short story include Modernism and Postmodernism in the English (Rodopi, 2012), ‘Ghostly Visitations’ in Atlantis 2016 and ‘Liminality in Janice Galloway’s Short Fiction’ ZAA (2018).





Laura Mª Lojo-Rodríguez is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), where she teaches English literature and Gender Studies Her most recent publications on the short story include "Magic Realism and Experimental Fiction: From Virginia Woolf to Jeanette Winterson" in The Oxford Handbook to Virginia Woolf (OUP; forthcoming 2018) and "Monica Ali’s Alentejo Blue: Tourists at a Cultural Crossroads", Miscelánea 2018.