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ENAM0117

The Short Story

The Short Story (AL)
This course approaches the short story as a distinct prose genre, beginning with work by Edgar Allen Poe and Guy de Maupassant and concluding with stories by contemporary authors. We will examine the particularly notable growth of the genre in America and survey various trends in the form, from "local color" sketches and realistic tales to experiments in modernism and postmodernism. Throughout, we will consider issues of structure, characterization, style, and voice. Other authors may include Anderson, Barthelme, Cheever, Chekhov, Hemingway, Joyce, Moore, O'Connor, Twain, and Welty. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT NOR
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2013

ENAM0117A-F13 Lecture (Haddad, Price)

Spring 2013

ENAM0117A-S13 Lecture (Cohen)

Spring 2010

ENAM0117A-S10 Lecture (Price)
ENAM0117X-S10 Discussion (Price)
ENAM0117Y-S10 Discussion (Price)

Spring 2009

ENAM0117A-S09 Lecture (Cohen)

Fall 2006

ENAM0117A-F06 Lecture (Cohen)
ENAM0117X-F06 Discussion (Cohen)
ENAM0117Y-F06 Discussion (Cohen)
ENAM0117Z-F06 Discussion (Cohen)