COURSE INTRODUCTION; IRVING; HAWTHORNE.
For full course description, course requirements, and reading and writing assignments, see the syllabus file above. Please print and/or download this file and use it to prepare for each MWF class.
Note: unless otherwise indicated, authors and stories are available in the print anthology ordered for the course, Major American Short Stories. Other course materials (such as pdfs and sound files and links) will be posted on this site.
- MELVILLE; POE; FROST
- GILMAN; CHOPIN; SIN FAR
- JAMES; CRANE; HEMINGWAY
FAULKNER; HURSTON; FITZGERALD
- WELTY; DANTICAT
Pair with a classmate and select 4 authors and stories from Major American Short Stories that are not on the assigned syllabus. Read and discuss these stories in class this week. For one of your 4, you may include the Raymond Carver story uploaded here. See syllabus for further instructions and suggestions.
JACKSON AND BRADBURY; ROTH; ENGLANDER
Note: the Roth story is in our anthology
- BAMBARA; MOHR; JEN
CISNEROS and TORRES; DÍAZ, REDDI
- WOLFF; HASLETT; RAYMOND
- SAUNDERS; PYNCHON
- YU; MOORE; EGAN
RUSSELL. And (optional extra class) David EGGERS, "We Like You So Much and Want to Know You Better"