On 21 and 22 April 2016 the Research Project “Women’s Tales”(FEM2013-41977-P MINECO) organized the international seminar “Gender and Short Fiction: Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain” at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Central to this seminar was the presence of Scottish writer Janice Galloway, whose plenary lecture gave an interesting insight into an author’s view on literature and literary production, and numerous reputed critics of the field, whose lectures varied greatly but all focussed on the intricate relationship between the short story form and questions of femininity, sexuality, ethnicity and authorship.