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.

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Required Texts
Recommended Text
Some thoughts on how to write an essay?
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portrait of James Joyce

First Essay Topics | Second Essay Topics

Course Description

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.

Required Texts

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

Recommended Texts

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

How to Write an Essay?

Go to "Some Thoughts" page.


Useful Pointers to e-Texts
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories
The Modern English Collection

English @ Erindale

English Department Web Page

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Last Updated by Ann-Barbara Graff -- January 2000