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The Modernist Short Story: A Bibliography

Mathijs Duyck

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1The preparation of a list of bibliographical references on the modernist short story raises a number of questions and implies certain choices, which I intend to address in this brief introductory note.

  • 1 Among many examples, let me cite Rachel Potter’s Modernist Literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univers (...)

2A first important observation to be made is that the short story as a genre remains largely neglected in the greater part of book-length studies on literary modernism, even in the more recent ones.1 The scholarly interest in the modernist short story–which continues to be relatively small, especially when considering the quantity and quality of short stories in the modernist period, as well as the crucial role of the modernist short story in the development of both literary modernism and the short narrative genre–seems to move almost exclusively from short story studies. Hence, the present bibliography not only intends to be a useful tool for students and scholars, but by its very limits it hopes to raise awareness of the need for more (diverse) theoretical reflection on the modernist short story.

3A second problem this bibliography has to deal with, is the partial overlapping of the notions “modernist” and “modern” in the context of short story studies. Given the fact that an important number of textual characteristics experimented and matured during the modernist period have retrospectively been defined as distinctive traits of the “modern” (i.e. 20th- and 21st-century) short story, it is a quite arduous task to distinguish the studies on the modernist short story from general theoretical reflections on the short story as a genre. These theoretical articles on the short story have been included in the reference list only insofar as they focus on (or are related to) the development of the form in the modernist period.

4On the matter of the categorical problems raised by the notion of “modernism” itself, the bibliography engages with the difficult exercise of this special section, which questions the centrality of “high modernism” and seeks to contextualize this specific literary movement in the broader modernist period (roughly 1900-1940). As the articles of this issue demonstrate, this wider perspective is by no means a generalization of “modernist” to “modern.” It rather reveals a renewed awareness of the specific interactions between numerous agents involved in the cultural development in a particular historical era, of which canonical high-modernist writers represent only one part. For these reasons, I have also included relevant studies on magazine and print culture in the first decades of the twentieth century.

5The reference list below comprises four parts. The first part collects all book-length studies that in some way treat the modernist short story from a theoretical perspective. Given the observations above, studies such as Head’s The Modernist Short Story: A Study in Theory and Practice are rather scarse, and a great deal of the included monographs only partly discuss the specific problems posed by the short story in the modernist period. The second part contains all theoretical articles on the modernist short story, while the third part comprises relevant special journal issues.

  • 2 Apart from the authors listed, no specific (theoretical) studies were found on the short fiction by (...)

6The fourth and final part of the reference list includes monographs and articles dealing with short fiction by a specific modernist author, as well as by authors on the margins of high modernism treated in the articles of this journal issue (such as Kipling and Somerset Maugham). I want to stress that the selection of authors is arbitrary and necessarily incomplete. In my opinion, more work needs to be done on the interaction between “the” modernist short story and its margins (be they temporal, geographical or aesthetic), before such a list can be expanded. The mere adding of short story writers orbiting around the canonical centre, without a thorough reflection on their relation to that centre, would mean depriving this bibliography of its specificity.2 Furthermore, the list of studies on each author is not exhaustive, but should be seen as a selection of core studies dedicated to their short fiction.

7Keeping in mind the usefulness of this bibliography as a tool, I’ve excluded all monographs on modernist authors that do not specifically treat short fiction (all kinds of Readers, Companions and Introductions–though in some cases I have included relevant chapters contained within these works), all monographs limited to narrow thematic issues that do not study the short story in the context of the modernist period, all articles on single modernist short stories that lack a theoretical focus and all studies on the short story cycle, which is a literary form in its own right and therefore deserves a separate bibliography.

General works: monographs

8Abraham, Taisha. Women’s Writings In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries: Short Stories. New Delhi: PHI, 2013. Print.

9Allen, Walter. The Short Story in English. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981. Print.

10Armstrong, Tim. Modernism: A Cultural History. Cambridge: Polity, 2005. Print.

11Aycock, Wendell M. The Teller and the Tale: Aspects of the Short Story. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1982. Print.

12Baldwin, Dean R. Art and Commerce in the British Short Story, 1880-1950. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013. Print.

13Basseler, Michael, and Ansgar Nünning, eds. A History of the American Short Story. Genres–Developments–Model Interpretations. Trier: WVT, 2011. Print.

14Bates, H.E. The Modern Short Story. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1941. Print.

15Bayley, John. The Short Story: Henry James to Elizabeth Bowen. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1988. Print.

16Beachcroft, T.O. The Modest Art. Oxford: Oxord University Press, 1968. Print.

17Bendixen, Alfred and James Nagel. A Companion to the American Short Story. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Print.

18Berger, Roger A. Telling Stories: Transformations of the Twentieth-Century American Short Story. Diss. University of Wisconsin, 1984. Print.

19Brooker, Peter et al., eds. The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. 3 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009-2013. Print.

20Brosch, Renate. Short Story: Textsorte und Leseerfahrung. Trier: WVT, 2007. Print.

21Bruck, Peter. The Black American Short Story in the 20th Century: A Collection of Critical Essays. Amsterdam: B.R. Gruner, 1977. Print.

22Buchholz, Sabine. Narrative Innovationen in der modernistischen britischen Short Story. Trier: WVT, 2003. Print.

23Chan, Winnie. The Economy of the Short Story in British Periodicals of the 1890s. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. Print.

24Chialant, Maria Teresa and Marina Lops, eds. Time and the Short Story. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012. Print.

25Childs, Peter. Modernism. London: Routledge, 2000. Print.

26Daly, Nicholas. Modernism, Romance and the fin de siècle: Popular Fiction and British Culture, 1880-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Print.

27Davies, Alistair. An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Modernism. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1982. Print.

28Drewery, Claire. Modernist Short Fiction by Women: the Liminal in Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair and Virginia Woolf. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. Print.

29Dvorák, Marta, and W.H. New. Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writings in Context. Montreal: McGill- Queen’s University Press, 2007. Print.

30Einhaus, Ann-Marie. The Short Story and the First World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Print.

31Ellmann, Maud. The Nets of Modernism: Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Sigmund Freud. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print.

32Entin, Joseph B. Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America. Wilmington: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. Print.

33Esty, Jed. Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Print.

34Fallon, Erin et al. A Reader’s Companion to the Short Story in English. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001. Print.

35Flora, Joseph M. The English Short Story, 1880-1945. Boston: Twayne, 1985. Print.

36Gelfant, Blanche H., and Lawrence Graver. The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. Print.

37Gillies, Mary Ann, and Aurelea Denise Mahood. Modernist Literature: an Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007. Print.

38Hanson, Clare. Short Stories and Short Fictions, 1880-1980. New York: St. Martin’s, 1985. Print.

39Harrington, Ellen Burton. Scribbling Women and the Short Story Form. Approaches by American & British Women Writers. New York: Peter Lang, 2008. Print.

40Head, Dominic. The Modernist Short Story: A Study in Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Print.

41Hill, Colin. Modern Realism in English-Canadian Fiction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. Print.

42Hunter, Adrian. The Cambridge Introduction to The Short Story in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Print.

43Hunter, Jefferson. Edwardian Fiction. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 1982. Print.

44Huyssen, Andreas. After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986. Print.

45Ingman, Heather. A History of the Irish Short Story. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.

46Korte, Barbara. The Short Story in Britain: A Historical Sketch and Anthology. Tübingen: A. Francke, 2003. Print.

47Levy, Andrew. The Culture and Commerce of the American Short Story. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Print.

48Liggins, Emma, Andrew Maunder, and Ruth Robbins. The British Short Story. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Print.

49Lynch, Gerald, and Angela Arnold Robbeson, eds. Dominant Impressions: Essays on the Canadian Short Story. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1999. Print.

50Magill, Frank N. Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Authors A-Z. Ipswich: Salem Press, 1981. Print.

51Malcolm, David and Cheryl Alexander Malcolm, eds. A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Print.

52Malcolm, David. The British and Irish Short Story Handbook. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Print. Print.

53March-Russell, Paul. The Short Story: An Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009. Print.

54Maunder, Andrew. Companion to Literature: Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story. New York: Facts on File, 2007. Print.

55May, Charles E., ed. The New Short Story Theories. Athens: Ohio UP, 1994. Print.

56----, ed. Short Story Theories. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1976. Print.

57----. The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice. New York: Twayne, 1995. Print.

58McLoughlin, Kate. The Modernist Party. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. Print.

59Myszor, Frank. The Modern Short Story. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Print.

60O’Connor, Frank. The Lonely Voice: A Study of the Short Story. 1963. Hoboken: Melville House Publishing, 2004. Print.

61Qi, Ye. Megashift from Plot to Character In American Short Fiction (1900-1941): A Critical Study. Connecticut: WingsAsClouds Press, 2013. Print.

62Rogers, John Headley. British Short-Fiction Writers, 1915-1945. Farmington Hills: Gale Research, 1996. Print.

63Sacido, Jorge, ed. Modernism, Postmodernism and the Short Story in English. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012. Print.

64Scofield, Martin. The Cambridge Introduction to the American Short Story. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Print.

65Shaw, Valerie. The Short Story: A Critical Introduction. London: Longman, 1983. Print.

66Shen, Dan. Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction: Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots. New York: Routledge, 2013. Print.

67Stevenson, Randall. Modernist Fiction: An Introduction. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992. Print.

68Stevick, Philip, ed. The American Short Story: 1900-1945. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1984. Print.

69Suleri, Sara. The Rhetoric of English India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. Print.

70Thompson, Richard J. Everlasting Voices: Aspects of the Modern Irish Short Story. Troy, NY: Whitston Pub., 1989. Print.

71Werlock, Abby H.P, ed. Companion to Literature: Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story. 2000. New York: Facts on File, 2010. Print.

72West, James L. III. American Authors and the Literary Marketplace since 1900. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988. Print.

73Willison, Ian Roy,‎ Gould, Warwick, and ‎Warren Lewis Chernaik, eds. Modernist Writers and the Market Place. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1996. Print.

74Zacks, Aaron. Publishing Short Stories: British Modernist Fiction and the Literary Marketplace. Diss. University of Texas, 2012. Print.

General works: articles

75Bader, A. L. “The Structure of the Modern Short Story.” Short Story Theories. Ed. Charles E. May. 107-15. Print.

76Baldeshweiler, Eileen. “The Lyric Short Story: The Sketch of a History.” Studies in Short Fiction 6 (Summer 1969): 443-453. Print.

77----. “Katherine Mansfield’s Theory of Fiction.” Studies in Short Fiction 7 (1970): 421-32. Print.

78Bentz, Joseph. “The Influence of Modernist Structure on the Short Fiction of Thomas Wolfe.” Studies in Short Fiction 31.2 (1994): 149-61. Print.

79Besnault-Levita, Anne. “The dramaturgy of voice in five modernist short fictions: Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Canary,’ ‘The Lady’s Maid’ and ‘Late at Night,’ Elizabeth Bowen’s ‘Oh! Madam…’ and Virginia Woolf’s ‘The Evening Party.’” Journal of the Short Story in English 51 ( Autumn 2008): 81-96. Print.

80Buchholz, Sabine. “Short Stories of Female Intuition 1910-1940.” Tale, Novella, Short Story. Currents in Short Fiction. Eds. Wolfgang Görtschacher and Holger Klein. Tübingen: Stauffenberger Verlag, 2004. 91-102. Print.

81Burgan, Mary. “The ‘Feminine’ Short Story: Recuperating the Moment.” Style 27.3 (1993): 380-386. Print.

82Ellmann, Maud. “Drawing the blind: Gide, Joyce, Larsen, and the Modernist Short Story.” Oxford Literary Review 26 (2004): 31-61. Print.

83Ferguson, Sarah. “Defining the Short Story: Impressionism and Form.” Modern Fiction Studies 28. 1 (Spring 1982): 13-24. Print.

84Gable, Craig. “Preface.” Ebony Rising: Short Fiction in the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Craig Gable. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. xi-xix. Print.

85Goldberg, Michael E. “The Synchronic Series as the Origin of the Modernist Short Story.” Studies in Short Fiction 33.4 (Fall 1996): 515-27. Print.

86Hunter, Adrian. “Constance Garnett’s Chekhov and the Modernist Short Story.” Translation and Literature 12.1 (2003): 69-87. Print.

87----. “The Short Story and the Difficulty of Modernism.” Modernism, Postmodernism and the Short Story in English. Sacido 29-46. Print.

88Huyssen, Andreas. “Modernist Miniatures: Literary Snapshots of Urban Spaces.” PMLA 122.1 (January 2007): 27-42. Print.

89Martin, Peter A. “The Short Story in England: 1930s Fiction Magazines.” Studies in Short Fiction 14.3 (1977): 233-240. Print.

90McDonald, Ronan. Strategies of Silence: Colonial Strains in Short Stories of the Troubles.” Yearbook of English Studies 35 (2005): 249-263. Print.

91Musser, Judith. “African American Women’s Short Stories in the Harlem Renaissance: Bridging a Tradition.” MELUS 23.2 (Summer, 1998): 27-47. Print.

92Nischik, Reingard M. “The Modernist English-Canadian Short Story.” History of Literature in Canada: English-Canadian and French-Canadian. Ed. Reingard M. Nischik. Rochester: Camden House, 2008. 194-206. Print.

93Peden, William. “The American Short Story during the Twenties.” Studies in Short Fiction 10.4 (1973): 367-371. Print.

94Tibi, Pierre. “Pour une poétique de l’épiphanie.” Cahiers de l’Université de Perpignan 18 (1995): 183-236. Print.

95Trotter, David. Dis-enablement: subject and method in the modernist short story.” Critical Quarterly 52.2 (2010): 4-13. Print.

96Whalan, Mark. 2010. “The Short Story.” A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction. Ed. David Seed. New York: Blackwell, 72-83. Print.

Special journal issues on (authors of) modernist short fiction

97Dubliners. Spec. issue of Studies in Short Fiction 32.3 (Summer 1995). Print.

98Ernest Hemingway. Spec. issue of Journal of The Short Story in English 49 (Autumn 2007). Web. 7 May 2015.

99The Short Stories of Edith Wharton. Spec. issue of Journal of The Short Story in English 58 (Spring 2012). Web. 7 May 2015.

100Virginia Woolf. Spec. issue of Journal of The Short Story in English 50 (Spring 2008). Web. 7 May 2015.

Studies on the short fiction of a specific author of the modernist period

Sherwood Anderson

101Dunne, Robert. A New Book of the Grotesques: Contemporary Approaches to Sherwood Anderson’s Early Fiction. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2005. Print.

102Kirk, Gene Conrad. The Short Fiction of Sherwood Anderson. Diss. Western Illinois University, 1966. Print.

103Small, Judy Jo. A Reader’s Guide to the Short Stories of Sherwood Anderson. New York: G.K. Hall, 1994. Print.

104Papinchak, Robert Allen. Sherwood Anderson. A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1992. Print.

Djuna Barnes

105Broe, Mary Lynn, ed. Silence and Power. A Reevaluation of Djuna Barnes. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991. Print.

106Caselli, Daniela. Improper Modernism: Djuna Barnes’s Bewildering Corpus. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. Print.

107Ferguson, Suzanne. “Djuna Barnes’s Short Stories: An Estrangement of the Heart. Southern Review 5 (Winter 1969): 26-41. Print.

Elizabeth Bowen

108Corcoran, Neil. Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.

109Lassner, Phyllis. Elizabeth Bowen: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1991. Print.

Kay Boyle

110Bell, Elizabeth S. Kay Boyle. A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1992. Print.

Mary Butts

111Clukey, Amy. “Enchanting Modernism: Mary Butts, Decadence, and the Ethics of Occultism.” Modern Fiction Studies 60.1 (2014): 78-107. Print.

Joseph Conrad

112Erdinast-Vulcan, Daphna. ‘Signifying Nothing’: Conrad’s Idiots and the Anxiety of Modernism.” Studies in Short Fiction 33.2 (1996): 185-95. Print.

113----. The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad. Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Print.

114Erdinast-Vulcan, Daphna, Allan H. Simmons, and J. H. Stape. Joseph Conrad: The Short Fiction. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004. Print.

115Graver, Lawrence. Conrad’s Short Fiction. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971. Print.

116Wollaeger, Mark A. Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990. Print.

William Faulkner

117Abadie, Ann J., ed. Faulkner and The Short Story: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1992. Print.

118Cantrell, William Frank. Faulkner’s Late Short Fiction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1970. Print.

119Carothers, James B. William Faulkner’s Short Stories. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985. Print.

120da-Luz-Moreira, Paulo. Regionalism and Modernism in the Short Stories of William Faulkner, João Guimarães Rosa, and Juan Rulfo. Diss. University of California, 2007. Print.

121Ferguson, James. Faulkner’s Short Fiction. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991. Print.

122Jones, Diane Brown. A Reader’s Guide to the Short Stories of William Faulkner. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1994. Print.

123Kartiganer, Donald M. 1998. “Modernism as Gesture: Faulkner’s Missing Facts.” Renaissance and Modern Studies 48 (1998): 13-28. Print.

124Meriwether, James B. Essays on the Short Fiction of William Faulkner. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1968. Print.

125Moreland, Richard C. “Faulkner and Modernism.” The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner. Ed. Philip Weinstein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. 17- 30. Print.

126Skei, Hans H. Reading Faulkner’s Best Short Stories. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1999. Print.

127----. William Faulkner, The Novelist as Short Story Writer: A Study of William Faulkner’s Short Fiction. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1985. Print.

128----, ed. William Faulkner’s Short Fiction: An International Symposium. Oslo: Solum Verlag, 1997. Print.

129----. William Faulkner, the Short Story Career. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1981. Print.

130Volpe, Edmond. L. A Reader’s Guide to William Faulkner: The Short Stories. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2004. Print.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

131Bronson, Dan E. Vision and Revision: A Genetic Study of Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Fiction with Some Excursions Into His Novels. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972. Print.

132Bryer, Jackson R. New Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Neglected Stories. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1996. Print.

133----. The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches in Criticism. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1982. Print.

134Kuehl, John Richard. F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1991. Print.

135Mangum, Bryant. “The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.” The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ed. Ruth Prigozy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 57-78. Print.

136Petry, Alice Hall. Fitzgerald’s Craft of Short Fiction: The Collected Stories, 1920-1935. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989. Print.

Ernest Hemingway

137Beegel, Susan F., ed. Hemingway’s Neglected Short Fiction. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989. Print.

138Benson, Jackson J., ed. New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. Durham: Duke University Press, 1990. Print.

139Dimri, Jaiwanti. Ernest Hemingway: A Critical Study Of His Short Stories And Non-Fiction. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt. Limited, 1994. Print.

140Flora, Joseph M. Ernest Hemingway: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1989. Print.

141Jain, S.P. Hemingway, a Study of His Short Stories. New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann Publishers, 1985. Print.

142Johnston, Kenneth G. The Tip of the Iceberg: Hemingway and the Short Story. Greenwood: Penkevill Publishing Company, 1987. Print.

143Lamb, Robert Paul. Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Print.

144----. The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Print.

145Meyers, Jeffrey. “Kipling and Hemingway: The Lesson of the Master.” American Literature 56.1 (March 1984): 88-99. Print.

146Pfeiffer, Gerhard, and Martina. Konig. Epiphany and its Function in Hemingway’s Short-Story ‘Cross-Country Snow.’” Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift 46.1 (1996): 108-110. Print.

147Smith, Paul, ed. New Essays on Hemingway’s Short Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Print.

148Stewart, Matthew. Modernism and Tradition in Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time: A Guide for Students and Readers. Rochester: Camden House, 2001. Print.

Langston Hughes

149Ostrom, Hans A. Langston Hughes. A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1993. Print.

Zora Neale Hurston

150King, Lavalerie. “Short Stories.” The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 96-104. Print.

James Joyce

151Blayac, Alain. “‘After the Race’: A Study in Epiphanies.” Journal of the Short Story in English 2 (1984): 115-27. Print.

152Bowen, Zack. Joyce and the Epiphany Concept: A New Approach.” Journal of Modern Literature 9 (1981): 103-14. Print.

153Brunsdale, Mitzi. James Joyce. A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1993. Print.

154Hart, Clive. James Joyce’s Dubliners: Critical Essays. New York: Viking Press, 1969. Print.

155Hendry, Irene. Joyce’s Epiphanies.” Sewanee Review 54 (1946): 449-67. Print.

156Ingersoll, Earl G. Engendered Trope in Joyce's Dubliners. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996. Print.

157Leonard, Garry M. Reading Dubliners Again: A Lacanian Perspective. Syracuse: Syracusa University Press, 1993. Print.

158Lindholm, Howard. “Perhaps She Had Not Told Him All the Story: The Disnarrated in James Joyce’s Dubliners.” The Postmodern Short Story. Forms and Issues. Eds. Farhat Iftekharrudin, Joseph Boyden, Mary Rohrberger and Jaie Claudet. Westport: Praeger, 2003. 207-220. Print.

159Norris, Margot. Suspicious Readings of Joyce’s Dubliners. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. Print.

160Power, Mary and Ulrich Schneider, eds. New Perspectives on Dubliners. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997. Print.

161Rafroidi, Patrick. James Joyce: Dubliners. Harlow: Longman, 1982. Print.

162Scholes, Robert. The Epiphanies of Joyce.” PMLA 82 (1967): 152-54. Print.

163Thacker, Andrew, ed. Dubliners: A New Casebook. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Print.

Rudyard Kipling

164Kamra, Sukeshi. Kipling’s vision: A Study in his Short Stories. New Delhi: Prestige Books, 1989. Print.

165Nagai, Kaori and Caroline Rooney, eds. Kipling and Beyond: Patriotism, Globalisation and Postcolonialism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print.

166Raine, Craig. Kipling’s Stories.” Grand Street 5.4 (Summer 1986): 138-176. Print.

167Ricketts, Harry. The Unforgiving Minute: A Life of Rudyard Kipling. London: Chatto & Windus, 1999. Print.

D. H. Lawrence

168Bauer, Helen Pike. D. H. Lawrence: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1994. Print.

169Black Michael H. D. H. Lawrence: The Early Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. Print.

170Grmelová, Anna. The Worlds of D. H. Lawrence's Short Fiction (1907-1923). Prague: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2001. Print.

171Harris, Janice Hubbard. The Short Fiction of D. H. Lawrence. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1984. Print.

172Kearney Martin F. The Major Short Stories of D. H. Lawrence: A Handbook. New York: Taylor & Francis Group 1998. Print.

173Thornton, Weldon. D. H. Lawrence: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1993. Print.

Wyndham Lewis

174Jameson, Fredric. Fables of Aggression: Wyndham Lewis, the Modernist as Fascist. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979. Print.

175Materer, Timothy. “The Short Stories of Wyndam Lewis.” Studies in Short Fiction 7.4 (1970): 615-24. Print.

Katherine Mansfield

176Dunbar, Pamela. Radical Mansfield: Double Discourse in Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 1997. Print.

177Casertano, Renata. “Katherine Mansfield: Distance, Irony and the Vertigo Perception.” Journal of New Zealand Literature 18-19 (2002): 100-113. Print.

178Hankin, C.A. “Fantasy and the Sense of an Ending in the Work of Katherine Mansfield.” Modern Fiction Studies 24 (1978): 465-74. Print.

179----. Katherine Mansfield and Her Confessional Stories. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983. Print.

180Kaplan, Sydney Janet. Katherine Mansfield and the Origins of Modernist fiction. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991. Print.

181Kobler, Jasper Fred. Katherine Mansfield: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1990. Print.

182Magalaner, Marvin. The fiction of Katherine Mansfield. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1971. Print.

183McDonnell, Jenny. Katherine Mansfield and the Modernist Market-Place: at the Mercy of the Public. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print.

184Morrow, Patrick D. Katherine Mansfield’s Fiction. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Press, 1993. Print.

185Murty, A. S. Anand. Short-Stories of Katherine Mansfield: Development of Technique. New Delhi: Anamika Publishers, 2007. Print.

186New, W.H. Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form. Québec: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999. Print.

187Van Gunsteren, Julia. Katherine Mansfield and Literary Impressionism. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1990. Print.

Dorothy Parker

188Pettit, Rhonda S. ed. The Critical Waltz: Essays on the Work of Dorothy Parker. Cranbury: Associated University Press, 2005. Print.

189---- A Gendered Collision: Sentimentalism and Modernism in Dorothy Parker’s Poetry and Fiction. Cranbury, N.J.: Farleigh Dickinson Univ. Press. 2000. Print.

Katherine Anne Porter

190Bloom, Harold. Katherine Anne Porter. New York: Facts on File, 2001. Print.

191Crowder, Elizabeth Guifoile. Image, Metaphor, and Symbol in Katherine Anne Porter’s Short Fiction. Diss. New York University, 1974. Print.

192Horner, Janice. The Short Fiction of Katherine Anne Porter. Diss. University of Maine, 1968. Print.

193Manglinong, Mindy. Coming of Age in the Short Fiction of Katherine Anne Porter: A Woman’s Opaque Reality. Diss. Concordia University, 2005. Print.

194Titus, Mary. The Ambivalent Art of Katherine Anne Porter. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2005. Print.

195Unrue, Darlene Harbour. Truth and Vision in Katherine Anne Porter’s Fiction. 1985. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2009. Print.

Jean Rhys

196Malcolm, David and Cheryl Alexander Malcolm. Jean Rhys: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1996. Print.

William Somerset Maugham

197Archer, Stanley. W. Somerset Maugham: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1993. Print.

198Barker, Debra Kay Stoner. Ironic Designs in the Exotic Short Fiction of W. Somerset Maugham. Diss. Ball State University, 1989. Print.

199Curtis, Anthony, and John Whitehead, eds. W. Somerset Maugham. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 1987. Print.

200Jafri, S.A. W. Somerset Maugham: The Short Story Writer With a Singular Aim to Please; A Review of His Craft and Characterization in Relation to His Own Critical Views about Fiction and the Short Stories. New Delhi: M. R. Publications, 2004. Print.

Gertrude Stein

201Watts, Linda S. Gertrude Stein: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1999. Print.

William Carlos Williams

202Dunham, William H. Short Fiction in the Poetic Career of William Carlos Williams. 1969. Print.

203Gish, Robert F. William Carlos Williams: A Study of the Short Fiction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1989. Print.

Edith Wharton

204Peel, Robin. Apart from Modernism: Edith Wharton, Politics, and Fiction Before World War I. Cranbury: Associated University Press, 2005. Print.

205White, Barbara Ann. Edith Wharton: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1991. Print.

Virginia Woolf

206Baldwin, Dean R. Virginia Woolf. A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston: Twayne, 1989. Print.

207Benzel, Kathryn N. and Ruth Hoberman, eds. Trespassing Boundaries. Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction. New York & Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Print.

208Fleishman, Avrom. “Forms of the Woolfian Short Story.” Virginia Woolf : Reevaluation and Continuity. Ed. Ralph Freedman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. Print.

209Hunter, Adrian. “The ‘Custom’ of Fiction: Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press, and the Modernist Short Story.” English 56 (2007): 147-169. Print.

210Levy, Heather. The Servants of Desire in Virginia Woolf’s Shorter Fiction. Bern: Peter Lang, 2010. Print.

211Reynier, Christine. “The Short Story According to Woolf.” Journal of the Short Story in English 41 (2003): 55-67. Print.

212----. Virginia Woolf’s Ethics of the Short Story. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Print.

213Skrbic, Nena. Wild Outbursts of Freedom: Reading Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. Print.

Anzia Yezierska

214Hefner, Brooks. E. ‘Slipping Back into the Vernacular’: Anzia Yezierska’s Vernacular Modernism.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 36.3 (Fall 2011): 187-211. Print.


1 Among many examples, let me cite Rachel Potter’s Modernist Literature (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012) and A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture (eds. Bradshaw and Dettmar. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).

2 Apart from the authors listed, no specific (theoretical) studies were found on the short fiction by E.M. Forster, Radclyffe Hall, T.F. Powys, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Nathaniel West.

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Mathijs Duyck

Mathijs Duyck obtained his PhD. in literary studies at the University of Ghent in 2014, with a thesis on Italian modernist C.E. Gadda's early short story collections. He is currently engaged in post-doctoral research at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna, where he has been granted an Early Stage Research Fellowship. His research interests include modernism, narratology, and the theory and practice of the short story and the collection.

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