Postmodern Approaches to the Short Story


Postmodernism, as a mode of the contemporary short story, has been clearly established and recognized by short story theorists. But postmodern theory, as pervasive as it has become among academics in the last half century, has scarcely been applied to the short story genre in particular. Many contemporary scholars, nonetheless, are currently making use of certain postmodern thematic approaches to help them determine meanings of particular short stories. This book demonstrates the effect of postmodern theory on the study of the short story genre. The expert contributors look at short fiction from around the world in terms of genre and form, the role of the reader, cultural and ethnic diversity, and feminist perspectives.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Donna Jarrell
  • David Sheridan
  • Suzanne Ferguson
  • Arthur A. Brown
  • Andrea O'Reilly Herreia
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003