English 156 - Spring, 2017

The Short Story

Class Information

Instructor: Townsend, Jacinda
CRN: 71505
Time: MWF 1:10-2:00
Location: 204 Art

Description

    In a purely chronological sense, novels are about months and years while short stories are about moments: moments of climax, moments of epiphany, moments of clarity, moments of precipice. We will, in this course, examine the history of the American short story, with special attention to the way various elements of the form help us make meaning via these marks on the page.

Grading

    50% Class Participation and Reading Responses
    25% First Paper
    25% Second Paper

Texts

    The Norton Anthology of Shorter Fiction, Bausch and Cassill
    The Norton Anthology of Shorter Fiction, Bausch and Cassill