ENG214S -- The Short Story Collection
Instructor: Ann-Barbara Graff
Office: Room 291
Office Hours: MWF 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Meeting Times: MWF 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
portrait of James Joyce
First Essay Topics | Second Essay Topics
This course is concerned with collections of 'interrelated' short stories published as single volumes by their respective authors. We shall explore the literary history of the genre. We will undertake close readings of individual stories and explore the relationships among and between stories. A variety of critical perspectives are welcome.
James Joyce, Dubliners
D. H. Lawrence, The Prussian Officer and Other Stories
Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time
Katherine Mansfield, The Garden Party and Other Stories
James Baldwin, Going to Meet the Man
Salman Rushdie, East, West
Evelyn Lau, Fresh Girls and Other Stories
Diane Schoemperlen, Forms of Devotion
M.H. Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms (Holt)
A very good dictionary like Oxford English Dictionary
Two term tests; one short essay; one long essay; participation
Go to "Some Thoughts" page.
Useful Pointers to e-Texts
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
The Modern English Collection
English Department Web Page
Last Updated by Ann-Barbara Graff -- January 2000