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ENGL 3382 Varieties of Shorter Fiction (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course means to explore the appeals, rewards, dangers, and logistics of narrative fiction generally, using short stories as a manageable focus that allows us to encounter a significant number of diverse examples in a limited time, with scintillating juxtapositions rather than orderly historical development or theoretical digestibility as our organizing principle. Studying a wide range of fictions from the nineteenth century to the present, we'll examine in detail how specific texts work, consider relations among different modes, and perhaps, warily, approach larger formal and theoretical questions about how literary stories function for tellers and audiences.

Instructor(s): Robert Chibka

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17