ENG 315

Contemporary American Short Fiction

Lecture, 3 Credit Hours

This course will offer an overview of the short story form in modern American literature, beginning with mid-twentieth century work and continuing into the contemporary era. Students will be asked to analyze and respond to assigned stories in terms of formal structure and aesthetics, relationship to social and political context, and literary movements. We will also consider short fiction’s relationship to – or intermingling with – other media, in particular, audio and film adaptation. Collaborations between short fiction writers and other artists will be examined. (ENG 102)