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The Additional Resources component of this Instructor’s Manual includes a series of textual and multimedia resources selected as critical companions to the short stories included in Short Fiction: An Anthology. The first section, 10 Resources on Short Fiction, centres around short fiction as a genre and thus reflects on critically reading and writing about the short story. The second section, Additional Resources: Clusters, proposes a series of theme clusters by which multiple stories in the anthology can be grouped together (e.g., Postmodern Diaspora, Stories About Women, Modern Mythologies, Freudian Psychoanalysis). These clusters then correspond with a series of critical texts.

The second section also makes note of several anthologies and short fiction collections with valuable critical discourse by the authors included in Short Fiction: An Anthology. For example, in the Geddes cluster, you will see works by Tillie Olsen, Mavis Gallant, and Alice Munro among others—short reflections and essays that learners could easily read alongside a short story by the same author.

Following the Additional Resources: Clusters section is a breakdown of the anthology story-by-story, Resources per Story, which records which clusters the stories fall under, e.g.:

William Faulkner “Pantaloon in Black” (1942)

  • Norton cluster: An Interview
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”

This indicates that the Faulkner story falls within both clusters, and instructors should reference the texts cited in each cluster. While you will see each resource cited in full MLA 2014 format in its first mention, each forthcoming reference to the text will include only the author and title of the text. Within the Resources per Story section are further resources, in the form of film adaptations, corresponding literatures, scholarly articles, book chapters etc., specific to individual texts (e.g., specific scholarship on Kate Chopin's "Beyond the Bayou” or the film adaptation of James Joyce’s “The Dead”). Any academic book or journal article is cited in full, while some of the more common texts (e.g. Dante's Inferno or Joyce's Ulysses)are noted only by the author’s name and the text’s title, signifying that there is no special edition of these texts needed.


10 Resources on Short Fiction

Edgar Allen Poe. “The Philosophy of Composition.” 1846. Critical Theory: The Major Documents. Eds. Stuart Levine and Susan F. Levine. Urbana: University of Illinois, 2009. Print.

Charles E. May, ed. The New Short Story Theories. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1994. Print.

Charles E. May. The Short Story: The Reality of Artifice. Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International; New York: Twayne, 1995. Print.

Lohafer, Susan and Jo Ellyn Clarey, eds. Short Story Theory at a Crossroads. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. Print.

Boyd, William. “Brief Encounters.” The Guardian. 2 Oct. 2004. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.Stable URL: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2004/oct/02/featuresreviews.guardianreview38

The Guardian, Books, Short Stories section; in particular the podcast series: http://www.theguardian.com/books/series/short-stories-podcast

  • “Presented by the editor of the Guardian's Saturday Review section, Lisa Allardice. Each programme features an interview with a leading author and a reading of the author's favourite short story by another writer.”

Gallant, Mavis. “What is Style?” The Art of Short Fiction. Ed. Gary Geddes. Don Mills: Addison-Wesley, 1999. Print.

Geddes, Gary, ed. The Art of Short Fiction. Don Mills: Addison-Wesley, 1999. Print.

  • In particular section Writings on the Art of Fiction and the Art of Critical Reading

Munro, Alice. “What is Real?” The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Eds. Robert Bausch and R.V. Cassill. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2006.1654–1657. Print.

Charters, Ann. The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2011. Print.


Additional Resources: Clusters


Bausch, Robert and R.V. Cassill, eds. The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2006. Print.

Contains 17 critical texts and first-person accounts applying to 14 authors.

Margaret Atwood, “Death by Landscape”:

  • “Why Do You Write” by Margaret Atwood, p. 1620

Joseph Conrad, “An Outpost of Progress”:

  • Letter to Barrett H. Clark, May 14th 1918, p. 1632

Stephen Crane, “The Open Boat”:

  • Letter to John Northern Hilliard, February 1895, p. 1633
  • Review of “The Open Boat” by George Garrett, p. 1689
  • Charles C. Walcutt “Stephen Crane: Naturalist,” p. 1709

William Faulkner, “Pantaloon in Black”:

  • An Interview, p. 1636

Ernest Hemingway, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”:

  • An Interview, p. 1640

Henry James, “Europe”:

  • “The Art of Fiction,” p. 1643

Franz Kafka, “Before the Law”:

  • Letter to Max Brod, July 5th 1922, p.1645

D.H. Lawrence, “The Prussian Officer”:

  • “Why the Novel Matters,” p. 1647

Doris Lessing, “A Man and Two Women”:

  • An Interview, p. 1648

Alice Munro, “Fits,” “Open Secrets”:

  • “What is Real?” p. 1654

Flannery O’Connor, “Revelation”:

  • “The Nature and Aim of Fiction,” p. 1658

Edgar Allen Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher”:

  • “The Philosophy of Composition,” p. 1659
  • Richard Wilbur, “The House of Poe,” p. 1715

John Updike, “Pigeon Feathers”:

  • “Accepting the Howells Medal,” p. 1667

James Joyce, “The Dead”:

  • C.C. Loomis, “Structure and Sympathy in Joyce’s ‘The Dead’,” p. 1694

Geddes, Gary. The Art of Short Fiction. Don Mills: Addison-Wesley, 1999. Print.

Section Writings on the Art of Fiction and the Art of Critical Reading contains seven texts applying to seven authors.

Joseph Conrad, “An Outpost of Progress”:

  • “The Creative Process”

Mavis Gallant, “In Youth Is Pleasure,” “Voices Lost in Snow”:

  • “What Is Style?”

Nadine Gordimer, “Is There Nowhere Else We Can Meet?”:

  • “The Flash of Fireflies”

Alice Munro, “Fits”, “Open Secrets”:

  • “What is Real?”

Flannery O'Connor, “Revelation”:

  • “Writing Short Stories”

Tillie Olsen, “I Stand Here Ironing”:

  • From Silences

Edgar Allen Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher”:

  • “On the Aim and Technique of the Short Story”

Stories About Women

Woolf, Virginia. “Women and Fiction.” The Art of Short Fiction. Ed. Gary Geddes. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2006. Print.

Brown, Julie, ed. American Women Short Story Writers: A Collection of Critical Essays. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. (Series Wellesley Studies in Critical Theory, Literary History and Culture)

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge Classics, 2008. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Olsen, Tillie. Silences. New York: Dell Publishing,1965. Print.

Applicable stories:

  • Nathanael Hawthorne, “Rappacini’s Daughter”
  • James Joyce, “The Dead”
  • Kate Chopin, “Beyond the Bayou”
  • Sara Jeannette Duncan, “The Pool in the Desert”
  • Katherine Mansfield, “The Garden Party”
  • Sheila Watson, “Antigone”
  • Tillie Olsen, “I Stand Here Ironing”
  • Doris Lessing, “A Man and Two Women”
  • Mavis Gallant, “In Youth Is Pleasure,” “Voices Lost in Snow”
  • William Trevor, “The Piano Tuner’s Wives”
  • Nadine Gordimer, “Is There Nowhere Else We Can Meet?”
  • Toni Morrison, “Recitatif”
  • Alice Munro, “Fits,” “Open Secrets”
  • Elena Poniatowska, “The Night Visitor”
  • Angela Carter, “The Company of Wolves”
  • Sandra Birdsell, “The Wednesday Circle”
  • Barbara Gowdy, “We So Seldom Look On Love”
  • Elizabeth Hay, “The Friend”
  • Louise Erdrich, “Fleur”
  • George Saunders, “Victory Lap”
  • Sarah Hall, “She Murdered Mortal He”
  • Don DeLillo, “Baader-Meinhof”
  • Anne Enright, “Yesterday’s Weather”
  • Karen Russell, “Vampires in the Lemon Grove”
  • Edwidge Danticat, “Between the Pool and the Gardenias”

Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.” The Decline of the New. San Diego: Harcourt Publishers Ltd., 1970. 3–33. Print.

Applicable stories:

  • Joseph Conrad, “An Outpost of Progress”
  • James Joyce, “An Encounter,” “The Dead”
  • Franz Kafka, “Before the Law”
  • Bruno Schulz, “Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass”
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Babylon Revisited”
  • William Faulkner, “Pantaloon in Black”
  • Jorge Luis Borges, “The Library of Babel”
  • Ernest Hemingway, “A Clean Well-Lighted Place”
  • Samuel Beckett, “Imagination Dead Imagine”
  • Albert Camus, “The Guest”
  • Alice Munro, “Fits,” “Open Secrets”
  • John Berger, “Islington”
  • Lydia Davis, “The Bone,” “A Few Thing Wrong With Me”

Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism

Freud, Sigmund. “The Ego and the Id.” The Standard Edition of the Complete Works of Sigmund Freud. Trans. and ed. James Strachey. 24 vols. London: Hogarth, 1961. 1953–74. Print.

Freud, Sigmund. "Mourning and Melancholia." The Standard Edition of the Complete Works of Sigmund Freud. Trans, and ed. James Strachey. 24 vols. London: Hogarth, 1961. 247–58. Print.

Ellmann, Maud. “The darkened blind: Joyce, Gide, Larsen, and the Modernist Short Story.” The Nets of Modernism: Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Sigmund Freud. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 93–128. Print.

Applicable stories:

  • Edgar Allen Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher”
  • Albert Camus, “The Guest”
  • D.H. Lawrence, “The Prussian Officer”
  • James Joyce, “The Dead” “Encounters”
  • Bruno Schulz, “Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass”
  • Woody Allen, “The Kugelmass Episode”
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Babylon Revisited”
  • Mavis Gallant, “In Youth Is Pleasure,” “Voices Lost in Snow”
  • Samuel Becket, “Imagination Dead Imagine”
  • Robert Stone, “Miserere”
  • Anne Enright, “Yesterday’s Weather”

Flaubert and James: Emerging Realism

Gervais, David. Flaubert and Henry James: A Study in Contrasts. London: Macmillan, 1979. Print.


Fitzgerald and Hemingway: Stories in Dialogue, The Expatriate Experience

Bradbury, Malcom. “Second Countries: The Expatriate Tradition in American Writing.” The Yearbook of English Studies 8 (1978): 15–39. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3506762


The Pictorial: Paintings, Drawings, and Photography in Short Fiction

Green-Lewis, Jennifer and Margaret Soltan. Teaching Beauty in Delillo, Woolf, and Merrill. Basingstoke, England; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print.

Hossack, Andrea. The Aesthetics of Longing: Women Writing Landscape. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1999. CURVE. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Stable URL: https://curve.carleton.ca/theses/25404

Cooke, John. The Influence of Painting on Five Canadian Writers: Alice Munro, Hugh Hood, Timothy Findley, Margaret Atwood, and Michael Ondaatje. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996. Print.

Applicable stories:

  • Bruno Schulz, “Sanitorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass”
  • John Berger, “Islington”
  • Don DeLillo, “Baader-Meinhof”
  • Margaret Atwood, “Death by Landscape”
  • Dionne Brand, “Photograph”
  • Jane Urquhart, “The Death of Robert Browning”

Canadian Modernist Literature

Thacker, Robert. “Erasing the forty-ninth parallel: Nationalism, prairie criticism, and the case of Wallace Stegner.” Essays on Canadian Writing 61 (1997) 179–202. Print.

Dvorak, Marta and W.H. New. Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writing in Context. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007. Print.

Applicable stories:

  • Sinclair Ross, “The Painted Door”
  • Sheila Watson, “Antigone”
  • Alice Munro, “Fits,” “Open Secrets”
  • Mavis Gallant, “In Youth Is Pleasure,” “Voices Lost in Snow”
  • Mordecai Richler, “Benny, the War in Europe, and Myerson’s Daughter Bella”
  • Barbara Gowdy, “We So Seldom Look On Love”

Postmodernism

Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity.” The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo, ed. John N. Duvall. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 27–40. Print.

Applicable stories:

  • Josef Skvorecky, “panta rei”
  • William Trevor, “The Piano Tuner’s Wives”
  • Chinua Achebe, “Civil Peace”
  • Toni Morrison, “Recitatif”
  • Alice Munro, “Fits,” “Open Secrets”
  • Elena Poniatowska, “The Night Visitor”
  • Austin Clarke, “Leaving This Island Place”
  • Leon Rooke, “The Bolt of the White Cloth”
  • Woody Allen, “The Kugelmass Episode”
  • Anita Desai, “Surface Textures”
  • Robert Stone, “Miserere”
  • Margaret Atwood, “Death By Landscape”
  • Marie-Claire Blais, “The Foresaken”
  • Angela Carter, “The Company of Wolves”
  • Maxine Hong Kingston, “On Morality”
  • Emma Lee Warrior, “Compatriots”
  • Sandra Birdsell, “The Wednesday Circle”
  • Thomas King, “The One About Coyote Going West”
  • Richard Ford, “Rock Springs”
  • Keath Frase,r “Roget’s Thesaurus”
  • Tobias Wolff, “Casualty”
  • Jane Urquhart, “The Death of Robert Browning”
  • Barbara Gowdy, “We So Seldom Look On Love
  • Elizabeth Hay, “The Friend”
  • Dionne Brand, “Photograph”
  • Louise Erdrich, “Fleur”
  • Lorrie Moore, “Agnes of Iowa”
  • Ben Okri, “Laughter Beneath the Bridge”
  • Anne Enright, “Yesterday’s Weather”
  • Sherman Alexie, “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona”
  • Edwidge Danticat, “Between the Pool and the Gardenias”

Postmodern Diaspora

Chariandy, David. “Black Canadas and the Question of Diasporic Citizens.” Narratives of Citizenship: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples Unsettle the Nation-State. Eds. Aloys N. M. Fleischmann, Nancy Van Styvendale, and Cody McCarroll. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 2011. 323–346. Print. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Lily Cho. “Affecting Citizenship: The Materiality of Melancholia.” Narratives of Citizenship: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples Unsettle the Nation-State. Eds. Aloys N. M. Fleischmann, Nancy Van Styvendale, and Cody McCarroll. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. 2011. 107–129. Print. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Cho, Lily. “Diasporic Citizenship: Contradictions and Possibilities for Canadian Literature.” Trans.Can.Lit: Resituating the Study of Canadian Literature. Eds. Smaro Kamboureli and Roy Miki. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007. 93–110. Print. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Applicable stories:

  • Austin Clarke, “Leaving This Island Place”
  • Josef Skvorecky, “panta rei”
  • Dionne Brand, “Photograph”
  • Anita Desai, “Surface Textures”
  • Chinua Achebe, “Civil Peace”
  • Maxine Hong Kingson, “On Morality”
  • Emma Lee Warrior, “Compatriots”

The Contemporary Short Story in Canada

Lynch, Gerald. “Introduction: The Canadian Short Story and Story Cycle.” The One and the Many: English-Canadian Short Story Cycles. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001. 3–32. Print. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Lynch, Gerald and Angela Arnold Robbeson, eds. Dominant Impressions: Essays on the Canadian Short Story. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1999. Print.

MacLeod, Alistair. “The Canadian Short Story.” Dominant Impressions: Essays on the Canadian Short Story. Eds. Geralf Lynch and Angela Arnold Robbeson. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1999. 161–166. Print.

Marlatt, Daphne. “Entering In: The Immigrant Imagination.” Canadian Literature 100 (1984): 219-224. Print. Canlit.ca. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. Stable URL: http://canlit.ca/issues/100

Vauthier, Simone. Reverberations: Explorations in the Canadian Short Story. Concord: Anansi, 1993. Print.

Van Herk, Aritha. “Scant Articulations of Time.” University of Toronto Quarterly 68.4 (1999). 925–938. Print. Project MUSE. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Applicable stories:

  • Mordecai Richler, “Benny, the War in Europe, and Myerson’s Daughter Bella”
  • Alice Munro, “Fits,” “Open Secrets”
  • Austin Clarke, “Leaving This Island Place”
  • Dione Brand, “Photograph”
  • Alistair Macleod, “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun”
  • Margaret Atwood, “Death by Landscape”
  • Leon Rooke, “The Bolt of the White Cloth”
  • Jack Hodgins, “Separating”
  • Marie-Claire Blais, “The Foresaken”
  • Jane Urquhart, “The Death of Robert Browning”
  • Barbara Gowdy, “We So Seldom Look On Love
  • Elizabeth Hay, “The Friend”
  • Dionne Brand, “Photograph”

Resources per story

Nathanael Hawthorne, “Rappacini’s Daughter” (1844)

  • Vishakhadatta, The Mudrarakshasa ("The Signet of the Minister")
  • Dante, Divine Comedy
  • Stories About Women cluster

Edgar Allen Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher” (1839)

  • Norton cluster: “The Philosophy of Composition”
  • Norton cluster: “The House of Poe” by Richard Wilbur
  • Geddes cluster: “On the Aim and Technique of the Short Story”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Gustave Flaubert, “A Simple Heart” (1877)

  • Gervais, David. Flaubert and Henry James: A Study in Contrasts. London: Macmillan, 1979. Print.

Henry James, “Europe” (1899)

  • Norton cluster: “The Art of Fiction”
  • Gervais, David. Flaubert and Henry James: A Study in Contrasts. London: Macmillan, 1979. Print.

Kate Chopin, “Beyond the Bayou” (1893)

  • Llewellyn, Dara. “Reader Activation of Boundaries in Kate Chopin’s ‘Beyond the Bayou’.” Studies in Short Fiction 33.2 (1996): 255–262. Print. ProQuest. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Green, Suzanne D. “Fear, Freedom and the Perils of Ethnicity: Otherness in Kate Chopin’s ‘Beyond the Bayou’ and Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Sweat’.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 5.3-4 (1994): 105–124. Print.
  • Stories About Women cluster

Joseph Conrad, “An Outpost of Progress” (1887)

  • Heart of Darkness (novella)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979 film)
  • Norton cluster: Letter to Barrett H. Clark, 1918
  • Geddes cluster: “The Creative Process”
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”

Charles G.D. Roberts, “When Twilight Falls On the Stump Lots”

  • Dunlap, Thomas R. “The Realistic Animal Story: Ernest Thompson Seton, Charles Roberts, and Darwinism.” Forest & Conservation History 36.2 (Apr. 1992): 56-62. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org /stable/3983762

Sara Jeannette Duncan, “The Pool in the Desert” (1903)

  • Stories about Women cluster

Stephen Crane, “The Open Boat” (1987)

  • Norton cluster: Letter to John Norther Hiliard, 1895
  • Norton cluster: Review of “The Open Boat” by George Garrett
  • Norton cluster: “Stephen Crane: Naturalist” by Charles C. Walcutt

James Joyce, “An Encounter” (1914), “The Dead” (1914)

  • The Dead (1987 film)
  • Norton cluster: “Structure and Sympathy in Joyce’s ‘The Dead’” by C.C. Loomis
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Franz Kafka, “Before the Law” (1915)

  • Derrida, Jacques. “Before the Law.” Kafka and the Contemporary Critical Performance. Trans. Avital Ronell, Ed. Alan Udoff. Bloomigton: Indiana University Press, 1987. Print.
  • Norton cluster: Letter to Max Brod, 1922
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”

D.H. Lawrence, “The Prussian Officer” (1914)

  • Norton cluster: “Why the Novel Matters”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Katherine Mansfield, “The Garden Party” (1922)

  • The Myth of Persephone
  • Stories About Women cluster

Bruno Schulz, “Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass” (1937)

  • Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis
  • Shnitzler, Arthur. Dream Story
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster
  • Pictorial cluster

F.Scott Fitzgerald, “Babylon Revisited” (1931)

  • The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954 film)
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”
  • Bradbury, Malcom. “Second Countries: The Expatriate Tradition in American Writing.” The Yearbook of English Studies. 8 (1978): 15–29. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

William Faulkner, “Pantaloon in Black” (1942)

  • Norton cluster: An Interview
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”

Jorge Luis Borges, “The Library of Babel” (1944)

  • Ogden, Thomas H. “Kafka, Borges, and the Creation of Consciousness, Part II: Borges—A Life of Letters Encompassing Everything and Nothing.” The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 78.2 (2009) 369. Wiley Online Library. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”

Ernest Hemingway, “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” (1933)

  • Norton cluster: An Interview
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”
  • Bradbury, Malcom. “Second Countries: The Expatriate Tradition in American Writing.” The Yearbook of English Studies 8 (1978): 15–29. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Samuel Beckett, “Imagination Dead Imagine” (1965)

  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Richard Wright, “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” (1961)

Sinclair Ross, “The Painted Door”

  • Canadian Modernist Literature cluster

Sheila Watson, “Antigone”

  • Sophocles. Antigone
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • Canadian Modernist Literature cluster

Tillie Olsen, “I Stand Here Ironing” (1961)

  • Geddes cluster: From Silences
  • Stories About Women cluster

Albert Camus, “The Guest” (1957)

  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Doris Lessing, “A Man and Two Women” (1963)

  • Norton cluster: An Interview
  • Stories About Women cluster

Mavis Gallant, “In Youth Is Pleasure” (1975), “Voices Lost in Snow” (1976)

  • Clement, Lesley. Learning to Look: A Visual Response to Mavis Gallant’s Fiction. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Geddes cluster: “What Is Style?”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster
  • Canadian Modernist Literature cluster

Nadine Gordimer, “Is There Nowhere Else We Can Meet” (1952)

  • Geddes cluster: “The Flash of Fireflies”
  • Stories About Women cluster

Josef Skvorecky, “panta rei” (1997)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Postmodern Diaspora cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Flannery O’Connor, “Revelation” (1964)

  • Norton cluster: “The Nature and Aim of Fiction”
  • Geddes cluster: “Writing Short Stories”

John Berger, “Islington” (2005)

  • James Joyce. Ulysses
  • Pictorial cluster
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” (1955)

  • Duncan, Cynthia. Unraveling the real: the fantastic in Spanish-American ficciones. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010. Print.

William Trevor, “The Piano Tuner’s Wives” (1997)

  • Influencers: Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Chinua Achebe, “Civil Peace” (1971)

  • Postmodern Diaspora cluster
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Toni Morrison, “Recitatif” (1983)

  • Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992. Print.
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Alice Munro, “Fits” (1986), “Open Secrets (1994)

  • Norton cluster: “What is Real?”
  • Geddes cluster: “What is Real?”
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism”
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Mordecai Richler, “Benny, the War in Europe, and Myerson’s Daughter Bella” (1969)

  • Canadian Modernist Literature cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

John Updike, “Pigeon Feathers” (1962)

  • Norton cluster: “Accepting the Howells Medal”

Elena Poniatowska, “The Night Visitor” (1985)

  • Moorhead, Florence. “Subversion with a Smile: Elena Poniatowska's ‘The Night Visitor’.” Letras Femeninas 20.1 (1994): 131–140. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org /stable/23022641
  • Chevigny, Bell Gale. “The Transformation of Privilege in the Work of Elena Poniatowska.” Latin American Literary Review. 13.26 (1985): 49–62. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org /stable/20111358
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories about Women cluster

Austin Clarke, “Leaving This Island Place” (1971)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Postmodern Diaspora cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Leon Rooke, “The Bolt of the White Cloth” (1984)

  • Gorjup, Branko. “Perseus and the Mirror: Leon Rooke's Imaginary Worlds.” World Literature Today 73.2 (Spring 1999): 269–274. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org /stable/40154690
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Woody Allen, “The Kugelmass Episode” (1981)

  • Flaubert, Gustave. Madame Bovary
  • Midnight in Paris (2011 film)
  • Dante. The Divine Comedy (Inferno)
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Alistair Macleod, “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun” (1986)

  • Hiscock, Andrew. "’This Inherited Life‘: Alistair MacLeod and the Ends of History." The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 35.2 (2000): 51–70. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014. Stable URL: http://journals2.scholarsportal.info. /pdf/00219894/v35i0002/51_ilamateoh.xml
  • Mack, Douglas S. “Alistair MacLeod and the Gaelic Poetic Tradition.” Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives. ed., introd., Michael Gardiner, ed. Graeme Macdonald and Niall O’Gallagher. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2011) 57–69. Print.
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Don DeLillo, “Baader-Meinhof” (2001)

  • Pictorial cluster
  • Stories About Women cluster

Anita Desai, “Surface Textures” (1978)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Postmodern Diaspora cluster

Robert Stone, “Miserere” (1997)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Jack Hodgins, “Separating” (1976)

  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Margaret Atwood, “Death By Landscape” (1991)

  • Group of Seven paintings, Tom Tomson
  • Norton Cluster: “Why Do You Write”
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Pictorial cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Marie-Claire Blais, “The Foresaken” (1984)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Angela Carter, “The Company of Wolves” (1979)

  • The Brothers Grimm. “Little Red Riding Hood”
  • Bacchilega, Cristina. “Performing Wonders: Postmodern Revisions of Fairy Tales” and “Not Re(a)d Once and for All: ‘Little Red Riding Hood’s’ Voices in Performance.” Postmodern Fairy Tales: Gender and Narrative Strategies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. Print.
  • Marshall, Elizabeth. "Stripping for the Wolf: Rethinking Representations of Gender in Children's Literature." Reading Research Quarterly. 39.3 (2004): 256–70. ProQuest. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge Classics, 2008. Scholars Portal Books. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories About Women cluster

Maxine Hong Kingston, “On Morality” (1980)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Postmodern Diaspora cluster

Emma Lee Warrior, “Compatriots” (1990)

  • McKinnon, Ann. “Morality Destabilised: Reading Emma Lee Warrior's ’Compatriots’.” Studies in American Indian Literatures. Series 2, 10.4 (Winter 1998): 54–66. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.
  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Postmodern Diaspora cluster

Sandra Birdsell, “The Wednesday Circle” (1982)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories About Women cluster

Thomas King, “The One About Coyote Going West” (1989)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Richard Ford, “Rock Springs” (1987)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Keath Fraser, “Roget’s Thesaurus” (1982)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Tobias Wolff, “Casualty” (1996)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Lydia Davis, “The Bone” (2009), “A Few Things Wrong With Me” (2009)

  • Stories About Women cluster
  • Howe, Irving. “The Culture of Modernism.”
  • Evans, Jonathan. “Lydia Davis’ Rewritings of Proust.” Translation and Literature. 21.2 (2012): 175–195. JSTOR. Web. 1 Nov. 2014.

Jane Urquhart, “The Death of Robert Browning” (1987)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Pictorial cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Barbara Gowdy, “We So Seldom Look On Love (1992)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster
  • Canadian Modernist Literature cluster

Elizabeth Hay, “The Friend” (1997)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Dionne Brand, “Photograph” (1988)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Pictorial cluster
  • Postmodern Diaspora cluster
  • The Contemporary Short Story in Canada cluster

Louise Erdrich, “Fleur” (1986)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories about Women cluster

Lorrie Moore, “Agnes of Iowa” (1999)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • Kelly, Alison. “Chapter Six: Birds of America.” Understanding Lorrie Moore. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2009. 110–141. Print.

George Saunders, “Victory Lap” (2013)

  • Stories About Women cluster

Ben Okri, “Laughter Beneath the Bridge” (1986)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Anne Enright, “Yesterday’s Weather” (1989)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories About Women cluster
  • Freudian Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism cluster

Sherman Alexie, “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona” (1993)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”

Edwidge Danticat, “Between the Pool and the Gardenias” (1995)

  • Knight, Peter. “DeLillo, postmodernism, postmodernity”
  • Stories About Women cluster

Sarah Hall, “She Murdered Mortal He” (2011)

  • Stories About Women cluster

Karen Russell, “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” (2013)

  • Stories About Women cluster