Middlebury

ENAM 0117

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:
AMR LIT NOR
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 0117
AMLT 0117

Sections in Fall 2006

Fall 2006

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