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Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story

Editors: Korte, Barbara, Lojo-Rodríguez, Laura (Eds.)

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  • Represents a contribution to both border studies and short story studies
  • Focuses on the ways in which the contemporary British short story mirrors, questions, and engages with border issues in national and individual life
  • Includes chapters that address the various ways in which contemporary stories engage with our newly bordered world and borders within contemporary Britain
  • Demonstrates the varied and complex ways in which British short stories in the twenty-first century engage with the concept of the border
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This book represents a contribution to both border studies and short story studies. In today’s world, there is ample evidence of the return of borders worldwide: as material reality, as a concept, and as a way of thinking. This collection of critical essays focuses on the ways in which the contemporary British short story mirrors, questions and engages with border issues in national and individual life. At the same time, the concept of the border, as well as neighbouring notions of liminality and intersectionality, is used to illuminate the short story’s unique aesthetic potential. The first section, “Geopolitics and Grievable Lives”, includes chapters that address the various ways in which contemporary stories engage with our newly bordered world and borders within contemporary Britain. The second section examines how British short stories engage with “Ethnicity and Liminal Identities”, while the third, “Animal Encounters and Metamorphic Bodies”, focuses on stories concerned with epistemological borders and borderlands of existence and identity. Taken together, the chapters in this volume demonstrate the varied and complex ways in which British short stories in the twenty-first century engage with the concept of the border.

About the authors

Barbara Korte is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Freiburg, Germany. 

Laura Mª Lojo-Rodríguez is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Border(ing)s in Contemporary Short Stories of the British Isles

    Pages 1-17

    Korte, Barbara (et al.)

  • Glimpses of a Divided Kingdom in Zadie Smith’s Short Stories of the 2010s

    Pages 21-38

    Korte, Barbara

  • Refugee Fictions: Brexit and the Maintenance of Borders in the European Union

    Pages 39-60

    Shaw, Kristian

  • The Border Lives of the Unmourned: Olumide Popoola’s Refugee Stories “Counting Down” and “Expect Me”

    Pages 61-76

    Bender, Stephanie

  • Global Travel and In/Voluntary Border Crossings: Anne Enright’s “The Hotel”

    Pages 77-94

    Einhaus, Ann-Marie

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story
Editors
  • Barbara Korte
  • Laura Lojo-Rodríguez
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30359-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30359-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30358-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 289
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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