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Bigger on the Inside: emerging forms of contemporary short fiction

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.