The Short Story: An International Perspective, Part 5

GENINT 711.258

Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss short stories by a wide variety of international writers. 

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Starting at $135.00
As few as 8 weeks
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About this course:

A continuation of the past four summers’ reading and discussion of short stories by a wide variety of international writers. The suggested book for this class is The Art of the Short Stories: 52 Great Authors, Their Best Short Fiction, and Their Insights on Writing. Authors from 15 countries offer stories that are sad, happy, wistful, poignant, satirical, disturbing, and humorous; yet underscore the complex circumstances and multiple vagaries of the human condition. The breadth of this anthology is vast, starting with the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) and concluding with the Chinese-American author Ha Jin (b. 1956). Included are familiar names: Maupassant, Chekhov, Carver, Atwood, Oates, Borges, Lessing, and Baldwin. Others are perhaps not as well known (Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Leslie Marmon Silko), but certainly well worth reading and discussing. Themes include loss, alienation, feminism, family dysfunction, political displacement, exile, sexual awakening, and others. 

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Monday 1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Carlo Coppola
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Fee:
$135.00
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Notes
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 06, 2021
Course Requirements
(Optional) Art of the Short Story by Dana Gioia & R. S. Gwynn
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Mon Mar 29, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Apr 5, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Apr 12, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Apr 19, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon Apr 26, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon May 3, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon May 10, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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Mon May 17, 2021
1:00PM PT - 3:00PM PT
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