Tue October 24th - Thu October 26th 2023, All day
Terrace Room on the 4th Floor of Building 460

Tuesday, October 24th


Futures of Short Story Criticism

This will be a broad discussion of short story theory and criticism, and it will feature Michael J. Collins (King’s College London), Long Le-Khac (Berkeley), Alexander Manshel (McGill), Andrew Touma (Stanford), Anna Mukamal (Coastal Carolina), Jessica Jordan (Stanford), J.D. Porter (U. Penn), Mark Algee-Hewitt (Stanford), and Ato Quayson (Stanford).


Readings in the Craft of the Short Story

Readings and reflections on the craft of the short story will be offered by Elizabeth Tallent, Molly Antopol, Adam Johnson, Georgina Beaty, Ruchika Tomar, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, and Tom Kealey. We will also be joined by two guest undergraduate readers, Tyler Newman and Max Du.

Wednesday, October 25th


A Lit Lab event, hosted by Mark Algee-Hewitt, “Computational Approaches to Narrative and the Short Story.” Lab members current and past will share their current or recent work on projects related to the theme and we will end with a roundtable discussion around the unique challenges and opportunities of analyzing narrative and the short story using cultural analytic methods.

Thursday, October 26th


Finally, culminating this exciting week and continuing the department’s “Methods Café” series, Michael J. Collins and Gavin Jones will be joined by Jenn Alandy Trahan (Jones Lecturer at Stanford) in conversation about the trials, tribulations, and (we hope) triumphs of The Cambridge Companion to the American Short Story.


*Refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us for some or all of these events.*