ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 009 The Short Story
Term: FA 2017
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

There’s more to any story than meets the eye. This course is focused on works of fiction that exemplify this maxim. While we may think of the novel as the dominant form of literature, many authors first honed their skills writing shorter texts; some, even, can pack as much into 20 pages as other writers can into 200. As you learn to close read, you’ll become wary of the deceptive simplicity of short stories—reading critically will uncover countless mysteries to be solved.

Our readings will be structured into units that trace the evolution of the short story as a medium. Following a brief introductory unit, we will turn our attention to the realist tradition of the nineteenth century, and discover the subtle artistic techniques that make “realism” more than a simple mirror of the real world. In the 20th century, realism gives way to modernism—experiments with style and structure reveal countless ways of transforming the short story.

Students will be responsible for four major writing assignments in this course. Close reading and thesis-driven argumentation will be cultivated throughout the course; later assignments will teach students to incorporate historical and cultural contexts, respond to secondary sources, and conduct original research.

Authors featured in this course include: Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Katherine Mansfield, Flannery O’Connor, James Joyce, and more!

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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