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Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Emma Young


The short story has received renewed attention and notable popular acclaim in the twenty-first century. This book offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary women’s short stories and introduces a new way of theorising feminism in the genre through the concept of ‘the moment’. By considering the prominent themes of motherhood, marriage, domesticity, sexuality, masculinity and femininity, this work engages with a spectrum of issues that are central to feminism today and, in the process, offers insightful new readings of the contemporary short story. Readers will find new perspectives on both c ... More

Keywords: contemporary literature, women’s writing, Feminism, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474427739
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Young, author