From the 4th to the 6th of May 2017, the KU Leuven department of Literary Studies, research group MDRN and the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies will host the third annual conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR). The title of this bilingual conference is:

Short Fiction: Co-texts and Contexts – Le Récit Bref: Co-textes et Contexts.

In plenary lectures, paper presentations, readings and panel debates, we will discuss the forms, functions and implications of the different, multi-textual publication contexts  have accompanied the modern short story since the 19th century and we will explore the many different ways in which short stories interact with these co-texts and contexts in various literary traditions.

Plenary speakers are Dean Baldwin and Yvon Houssais. Invited writers are Annelies Verbeke, Alison MacLeod, Thomas Morris and Luca Ricci. More information about these speakers, as well as about such practical issues as accommodation, travel and registration can be found on the following pages. For further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you in Leuven for this conference!

The organisers: Bart, Elke, Ana and Carmen