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673. What Short Story Theory and Narrative Theory Can—and Can't—Do for Each Other

Friday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Back Bay A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: James Phelan, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Speakers: Susan S. Lanser, Brandeis Univ.; Susan Lohafer, Univ. of Iowa; James Phelan; Michael Trussler, Univ. of Regina

Session Description:

Short story theorists and narrative theorists will conduct a candid conversation about the traditional separation of their fields: how to account for it, what have been its advantages and disadvantages, how they each view the powers and limitations of work in the other tradition, and how they would like to see the traditions interact in the future.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Genre, Theory, Method – Prose Fiction

Author Comment
Subject: Your panel papers
This is the panel I want very much to hear! But I had to book an early flight on Sunday--classes start on Monday. Would it be possible to get copies of papers?
Subject: (Also) -- Your Panel Papers
I also wanted to attend this panel, but was unable to. I know that this is a month post-conference, but I didn't think to ask for copies of the papers until just now. Would that be possible?