Meet Our Faculty - Yiyun Li
Professor Yiyun Li discusses her love for short stories. As an internationally acclaimed short story writer, Professor Li is dedicated to short stories. Her short story course focuses on reading short stories and interacting with the stories and their writers not only from a reader's or a scholar's point of view but also a potential peer to the writers, as in every one of us there is an innate storyteller. A comprehensive study includes the classics by Maupassant, Chekhov, Gogol as well as contemporary writers from diverse backgrounds and different aesthetics, including Edward P. Jones, Junot Diaz, Aimee Bender, Lydia Davis, and many others.