Spring 2010

MODERN SHORT STORY SEQUENCES

Listed in: English, as ENGL-95

Faculty

Dale E. Peterson (Section 03)

Description

Although little studied as a separate literary form, the book of interlinked short stories is a prominent form of modern fiction. This course will examine a variety of these compositions in an attempt to understand how they achieve their coherence and what kinds of “larger story” they tell through the unfolding sequence of separate narratives. Works likely to be considered include Hemingway’s In Our Time, Joyce’s Dubliners, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, Jean Toomer’s Cane, Eudora Welty’s The Golden Apples, Alice Munro’s The Beggar Maid, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, Raymond Carver’s Cathedral. The course concludes with a significant independent project on a chosen modern (or contemporary) example of the form and its relation to preceding works.

Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester.  Professor Peterson.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to senior and junior English majors.

Offerings

2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 20112015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 20122015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20092015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 20102015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 20092015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 20152015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010