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20th Century American Short Fiction

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This course presents America's major writers of short fiction in the 20th century.  We will begin with Willa Cather's "Paul's Case" in 1905 and proceed to the masters of High Modernism, Hemingway, Fitzgerals, Faulkner, Porter, Welty, Ellison, Nabokov, on through the next generation, o'Connor, Pynchon, Roth, Mukherjee, Coover, Carver, and end with more recent work by Danticat, Tan and the microfictionists.  Our initial effort with each text will be close reading, from which we will move out to consider questions of ethnicity, gender and psychology.  Writing is also an important concern of the course.  There will be two papers and an individual tutorial with each student.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad

Program

Undergraduate Courses
Summer College

Start Date

July 12

End Date

July 30

Class Details

Primary Instructor

William Veeder

Academic Interest

Humanities (e.g., arts, philosophy)
Writing and Literature

Class Specifics

Course Code

ENGL 10703 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs

Class Duration (CST)

13:30

4:00 P.M.

Session

Session II

Course Length

3 weeks