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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

English - Free topic 7: The American Short Story

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn
Programme level Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Gregory Stephenson (7-6e796c6e767980476f7c7435727c356b72)
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course number: HENK0390GU

Course content

”The national art form,” as the author Frank O’Connor called it, the short story has for two centuries flourished in the United States, attracting many of America’s finest writers. In this course, we will consider the ancestry and development, contexts and criticism, modes and component elements, and types and techniques of the short story as it has manifested itself in American literature.

Studyboard

Study board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies

Duration

1 semester

Schedulegroup

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Teaching and learning methods

Class instruction

Language

English

Literature

We will read and analyze stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Saul Bellow, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, and others, drawn from a compendium compiled especially for the course.

Background reading: From Puritanism to Postmodernism by R. Ruland and M. Bradbury (1991), and The American Short Story – A Critical History edited by Gordon Weaver (1983).

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 28
Preparation 176,75
English 204,75

Exam (KA 2013-ordning)

Type of assessment

Other

Criteria for exam assessment

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