Benjamin Bateman is Lecturer in Post-1900 British Literature at The University of Edinburgh. He teaches and publishes on modern and contemporary fiction, queer theory, and the environmental humanities
Location United Kingdom
I'm really enjoying the conversation below about whether "cold" characters are intended in these stories or whether their "coldness" is a function of the short story form that doesn't have the time to warm them up. It's worth considering if there might be a reason to construct cold or distant or emotionally unavailable characters (to convey the effects of...