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The Short Story

ENGL 103.920
MTWR 2:40-4:15

Fulfills General Requirement III: Arts and Letters

A study of the short story as a genre and as a crystallized mode of prose fiction, with special and cautiously divided attention to plot, character, point of view, and theme. The course will deal with the great short-story writers of American and Europe , from Hawthorne, Poe, and Wharton through Lawrence, Mansfield, Kafka, and Borges. Close reading to develop analytic and interpretive skills; open discussion in a lively atmosphere of free exchange.