Teaching The Short Story

Paperback | May 15, 2011

byAilsa Cox

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The short story is moving from relative neglect to a more central position in the literary curriculum. As a teaching tool, its accessibility offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism, literary adaptation and genre. Teaching the Short Story offers a practical guide to the short story in the classroom, covering all these fields - and more. With a team of international contributors including Charles E. May, whose Short Story Theories marked the beginning of the current revival in short story criticism, it demonstrates, above all, the potential of the short story as a genre in its own right. Teaching the Short Story explores current debates and challenges facing short story scholars and writers in Britain and the US. It is an essential introduction both to those who are new to this diverse and exciting field; and also suggests future directions for those undertaking postgraduate research in the short story.

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The short story is moving from relative neglect to a more central position in the literary curriculum. As a teaching tool, its accessibility offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism, literary adaptation and genre. Teaching the Short Story offers a practical guide to the...

AILSA COX is Reader in English and Writing at Edge Hill University, UK. She is the author of Writing Short Stories (2005) and Alice Munro (2004), and has also published essays on other contemporary short story writers. Her own short story collection, The Real Louise, is published by Headland Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.64 × 5.55 × 0.5 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573703

ISBN - 13:9780230573703

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
A Chronology of Significant Works
Introduction; A.Cox
Why Teaching the Short Story Today is a Thankless Task; C.E.May
Questioning Short Stories; M.Greaney
Short Shorts: Exploring Relevance and Filling in Narratives; P.Trimarco
Raymond Carver and the Power of Style; M.Scofield
Women Writers; L.Peach
The Postcolonial Experience: The Southeast Asian Short Story in English; D.Baldwin
The Science Fiction Short Story; A.Sawyer
Sacred Cows and Gift Horses; N.Royle
Story and Film; P.Wright
Postgraduate Research; A.Cox
Appendix: Film Adaptations
Further Reading
Index