Contemporary American Short Stories (ENGLISH 177B)
Trahan, J. (PI)
Jones, G. (PI)
An exploration of the power and diversity of the American short story ranging from the 1970s to the present day. By examining short stories historically, critically, and above all as art objects, students will learn how to read, interpret, critique, and enjoy short stories as social, political, and humanist documents. Students will learn techniques to craft their own short stories and their own critical essays in a course that combines creative practice and the art of critical appreciation.
Letter or Credit/No Credit