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Caroline Chung Simpson
ENGL 355
Seattle Campus

American Literature: Contemporary America

Works by such writers as Ellison, Williams, O' Connor, Lowell, Barth, Rich, and Hawkes.

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Contemporary American Literature: Famous Short Stories

This course will explore the current state of the American short story, focusing on the most recent and innovative stories. Authors we will cover include: Annie Proulx; George Saunders; Anthony Doerr; Stephen Millhauser; Junot Diaz; Jim Harrison; and others. Although the reading load will be light, we will be reading closely and discussing the stories in some detail, all in the interest of unpacking the inner workings and social concerns driving experimenation in the short story form.

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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 Caroline Chung Simpson
Date: 06/06/2012