The Short Story

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Course No: ENGL.2120-031; SIS Class Nbr: 8288

Course Description

Studies the development of the short story from Poe and Chekhov to the present.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1020 pre-req
  • Special Notes: AH
  • Section Notes: P: ENGL.1010, ENGL.1020; Stories surround us, shaping and articulating our understanding of the world. This course looks at the evolution of the short story from the early 19th century into the 21st. We'll think and write about short stories in terms of their composition, their historical and cultural contexts, and their relationship to various literary movements - Gothicism, Realism, Modernism, and so on. Authors will include Irving, Poe, Alcott, Tolstoy, Chesnutt, Zitkala-Sa, Joyce, Faulkner, Wright, Baldwin, Silko, Erdrich, O'Brien, and others.
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Jeffrey VanderVeen
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2017: Jan 17 to Apr 29
  • Chat Hours: Wed 8-9pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1125
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English, B.S. in Information Technology, A.S. in Information Technology

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