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    Staging Social and Political Spaces: Living Theatre in Joyce’s “The Dead”

    Sakr, Rita (2008) Staging Social and Political Spaces: Living Theatre in Joyce’s “The Dead”. Journal of the Short Story in English, 51. ISSN 1969-6108

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    In his study of the modernist short story, Dominic Head argues that: “The problem facing short story critics is to find a way of escaping their own reductive formulae” (21). The critical framework that the subject of “theatricality in the short story” sets is one of several means to escape reductive formulae in short story criticism. Above all, such a critical framework enables the envisioning of a more productively malleable definition of the genre of the short story in relation to other genres. The required definition would potentially reflect the need for flexibility which seems to be recurrently emphasized but rarely satisfied in discussions of the genre of the short story. One example of these discussions is an essay entitled “Destabilizing Frames for Story” in which Ian Reid touches upon the adaptation of the story “Monsieur Seguin’s Goat” in Alphonse Daudet’s Letters from My Windmill into a play entitled L’Arlésienne (The Girl from Arles). Through this discussion, Reid shows that the text of Daudet’s story “signals its status as a meetingplace for various generic tendencies”.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Staging Social; Political Spaces; Living Theatre; Joyce; The Dead;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > English
    Item ID: 12951
    Depositing User: Rita Sakr
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 14:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Short Story in English
    Publisher: Presses universitaires d'Angers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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