English 156 - Fall, 2021

The Short Story

Class Information

Instructor: Glazner, Greg
CRN: 53319
Time: TR 12:10-1:30
Location: 146 Olson
GE Areas: Writing Experience


Short stories allow us to see deeply into characters and their worlds in a space of a few pages. How do they accomplish this feat?

In this course, we will approach stories from a writerly perspective, read closely with attention to how stories are crafted, and consider the development of the short story as a form in the 20th and 21st centuries The class will feature an inclusive and diverse set of readings from key American and European writers—as well as a video sidebar on how a short story changes when it is adapted for film.


Regular quizzes, two papers, a midterm, and a final.


The Story and Its Writer, 10th Edition, Charters