The Art of the American Short Story
Course Number: ENGL 13186-9
Instructor: Valerie Sayers
Our course will celebrate the history and impact of the American short story throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. We’ll pay particular attention to major literary movements from modernism to post-postmodernism, and especially to the relationship between a story’s form and its content. We’ll keep an eye on writers’ innovations and experiments as we explore stories about immigration, family, class, labor, and race.