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Sarah Kathryn Moore
ENGL 242
Seattle Campus

Reading Prose Fiction

Critical interpretation and meaning in works of prose fiction, representing a variety of types and periods.

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ENGL 242 D: Contemporary Short Stories

The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the practice and pleasure of critically reading contemporary short stories. Well engage with several new collections of short stories, discussing both individual stories and each book as a whole. We will also devote time to reading (and even writing!) short-shorts/flash fiction.

This course fulfills the W general education requirement. As such, students will complete 10-15 pages of graded, out-of-class writing with the opportunity for revision.


Nathan Englander, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

ZZ Packer, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth

George Saunders, Tenth of December

Mary Gaitskill, Dont Cry

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sarah Kathryn Moore
Date: 02/15/2014