Book Publication

Liminality and the Short Story

University of Würzburg, Germany

March 7-10, 2013

Achilles, Jochen, and Ina Bergmann (eds.).

Liminality and the Short Story: Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing.

New York: Routledge, 2015.

Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature.

This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and for short story cycles, emphasizing theoretical perspectives, methodological relevance and applicability.

For more information see:

Review in Amerikastudien/American Studies 62:2 (2017)

Review in Journal of the Short Story in English 69 (2017)