Le prochain séminaire d'EMMA aura lieu le mardi 15 octobre à 17h30 en salle 126 à Saint-Charles.
The First World War and its aftermath coincided with a particularly productive period for British short fiction, as dozens of magazines were publishing short fiction for an avid readership. As a result of their popularity, short stories quickly turned into a medium by means of which writers (and readers) responded to and evaluated their war experiences. By contrast, short stories today are less ubiquitous and in many instances have moved from print to electronic publication. Nevertheless, short fiction remains an important medium, both in general creative terms and in terms of their engagement with the long shadow of the First World War in British culture. This paper explores parallels between the short story form and the reception of the First World War in British culture and society, from lived experience to cultural memory.
Having gained my MA from Freiburg University, Germany, I undertook my doctoral research in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham and taught at both Freiburg and Durham before joining the Department of Humanities at Northumbria as a lecturer in January 2012. I work primarily in the fields of First World War studies and early-twentieth-century British literature and culture. I'm a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and have additional research interests in links between teaching, literature and remembrance of war, and the interrelation between literature and history/historiography. I work and publish on early-twentieth-century writers at both ends of the middlebrow-modernist divide, from P.G. Wodehouse to Wyndham Lewis, and on contemporary historical fiction.
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