Magic Realism at the Service of Ethnicity: Darrell Kastin’s Azorean Honeymoon in The Conjurer & Other Azorean Tales

This essay attempts to contribute to the ongoing critical discussion on theshort story-cycle and its tradition within the framework of emergent contemporary American literatures, more specifically American writings with a Portuguese ethnic resonance. The collection of stories which will be the basis for discussion in the ensuing pages is Darrell Kastin’s The Conjurer & Other […]

Eudora Welty and the Short-Story Cycle

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt: As the recipient of the 2015 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, I stayed in Jackson and researched at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History from May 18 to 30, 2015. In this report, I would like to demonstrate how the primary resources at MDAH helped me […]

On Smith Street and short stories in the Digi-social world

The notion that digital publishing has altered the way we read is one that is being increasingly studied. Less attention has been paid to whether digital publishing has changed the way writers write. As a short story writer I am most interested in this form and whether it is being impacted by the digitisation of […]

Searching the Literary Spectrum for Place and Space

This thesis explores the diverse and dynamic nature of creative works that exist on the spectrum between the novel and short story genres. In my exegesis I discuss the unique characteristics of the novel and short story, in particular focusing on how short stories can be linked to varying degrees to form a collection that […]