ENGL379I - The Short Story Collection

By providing multiple perspectives on a single theme, the short story collection has the capacity to illuminate not just the conflicts of a given individual but also the collective concerns of a greater community. Whether united by geography (as in Sherwood Anderson_s Winesburg, Ohio), event (as in Tim O'Brien_s The Things They Carried), cross-cultural experience (as in Jhumpa Lahiri_s Interpreter of Maladies) or satirical commentary (as in George Saunders_ Pastoralia), the single-author collections we study will be discussed for their insights into the individual, the group, society, and, finally, the biases the author brings to the text.

Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.


Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of department.