Theory and practice of the short story: Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific

Starting date
January 1, 2004
Duration (months)
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Righetti Angelo
'short story', 'postcolonial literature', 'Janet Frame', 'Australian Literature'

The project combines reflections by authors and critics on the critical debate about short fiction and, more to the point, colonial and postcolonial short fiction from Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, with a variety of critical approaches to stories read in constant comparison with the writers' poetics and qualified in their contextual (linguistic, socio-cultural, political) specifics.

Project participants

Annalisa Pes
Associate Professor
Angelo Righetti
Research Assistants
Susanna Zinato
Associate Professor
Research areas involved in the project
Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
Cultural Studies and Mentalities
Short story
Title Authors Year
Coping with a Man's World: Women in H.H. Richardson and K. Grenville's Stories Annalisa Pes 2006
"Screaming silence: language and fear in Janet Frame's short fiction" Zinato, Susanna 2006


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