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Forms of Literature: American Short Stories

ENG 401

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The short story reveals narrative at its most succinct, stripped bare (or rather contained within indispensable parts). Often viewed as insufficient novels, stories expose more fully the possibilities of narrative itself in revealing the flashes of character, lyricism, comedy, voice, coincidence, even fate that shape all fictional forms. This course examines the development of American short fiction over two centuries, revealing its extraordinary variety and complexity.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 14
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 20002
  • Schedule: MW 11:00 AM-12:20 PM