As a relatively new genre that burst on the literary scene with the emergence of magazine culture, the short story is a truly modern form. Its excitement has to do with the concision of its form and the startling turns its narratives can offer. This course explores the history and conventions of the genre, examining stories from a variety of cultural contexts representing a range of styles, themes, and social issues.
This course will require you to be online for live lectures every week at the scheduled time. Class recordings will also be available until after your exam period. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.