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Special Section: Affect and the Short Story and Cycle

Introduction: On the Stickiness of the Short Story and the Cycle

Paul Ardoin et Fiona McWilliam
p. 21-29

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The title of this introduction—“On the Stickiness of the Short Story and the Cycle”—refers to a number of concerns investigated in the roundtable and articles that make up the special section that follows: how stories in a cycle seem to stick together more cohesively than they do in other contexts, for example, and how and why the cycle form continues to stick around (in fact, even seems to be growing in popularity). This section aims to bring these questions of stickiness into conversation with another brand of stickiness—one that might be able to speak persuasively to the meeting of reader and cycle, or the meeting of characters within a cycle, or the meeting of different stories within a cycle. More broadly, the content in this section turns to short stories in general—the effects of their brevity and their necessary exclusions, their methods of making meaning (and of making readers make meaning), their historical and cultural roles. These concerns turn us toward the meaning of “...

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Paul Ardoin et Fiona McWilliam, « Introduction: On the Stickiness of the Short Story and the Cycle », Journal of the Short Story in English, 66 | 2016, 21-29.

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Paul Ardoin et Fiona McWilliam, « Introduction: On the Stickiness of the Short Story and the Cycle », Journal of the Short Story in English [En ligne], 66 | Spring 2016, mis en ligne le 01 mars 2018, consulté le 15 décembre 2017. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/jsse/1677

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Paul Ardoin

Paul Ardoin is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His work on affect and literature appears or is forthcoming in numerous venues, including the Counter/Text; Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities; Journal of Modern Literature; and the edited collection Rhys Matters: New Critical Perspectives.

Fiona McWilliam

Fiona McWilliam is lecturer in English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her doctorate from Florida State University in 2014. Her work has appeared in Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture and Studies in American Fiction.

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