Publication JSSE 63 “The 21st Century Irish Short Story”

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Michelle Ryan-Sautour and Gérald Préher
Foreword

Bertrand Cardin
Introduction

PART ONE: TRACES OF ORAL TRADITION: VOICES, DIALOGUES AND CONVERSATIONS

Marie Mianowski
Skipping and Gasping, Sighing and Hoping in Colum McCann’s “Aisling”: The Making of a Poet

Catherine Conan
Narration as Conversation: Patterns of Community-making in Colm Tóibín’s The Empty Family

Eoghan Smith
“Elemental and Plain”: Story-Telling in Claire Keegan’s Walk the Blue Fields

Chantal Dessaint-Payard
“The Moon Shines Clear, the Horseman’s Here” by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne or the Art of Reconciling Orality and Literacy

Vanina Jobert-Martini
“Black Flower”: Dichotomy, Absurdity and Beyond

Claudia Luppino
The Old and the New in Claire Keegan’s Short Fiction

PART TWO: RESONANCE, REVISION AND REINVENTION

Elke D’hoker
Rereading the Mother in Edna O’Brien’s Saints and Sinners

Flore Coulouma
The Irish (Short) Story, Level 1: Julian Gough’s “The Orphan and the Mob”

Jeanette Roberts Shumaker
Questioning the Paddy Stereotype in Edna O’Brien’s “Shovel Kings”

PART THREE :THE IRONIC OBSERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY IRELAND

Bertrand Cardin
Country of the Grand by Gerard Donovan or the Chronicle of a Collapse Foretold

Thierry Robin
Anne Enright’s Short Fiction: “Post-Freudian and Post-Feminist and, of course (three cheers!), Post-Nationalist”?

Eugene O’Brien
The Subjective Real in William Trevor’s “Justina’s Priest”

PART FOUR: METANARRATIVE REFLECTIONS

Debbie Brouckmans and Elke D’hoker
Rewriting the Irish Short Story: Emma Donoghue’s The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

John McCourt
“All Stories Overlap”: Reading Keith Ridgway’s Short Fiction

Claire Majola-Leblond
Writing Aslant: Putting Chisel to Paper—William Trevor’s A Bit on the Side

Bertrand Cardin
Selective Bibliography

Contributors’ Notes


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