Variable Topics in Comparative Literature: The American Short Story
An advanced exploration of American short stories from their beginnings through the twentieth century, tracing distinctive American themes and values. This course will include the works of authors Edgar Allan Poe, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Edith Wharton, Jean Toomer, Ernest Hemingway, and Eudora Welty.
What you can learn.
- Address topics and issues each short story raises
- Establish the relevance of a short story’s themes to the story’s author
- Ponder the relevance of themes to your own life
- Master techniques related to coherent, persuasive written literary analysis