Introduction to the short story

This course aims to introduce students to the art of the short story. We will study a number of stories by various writers spanning the 19th century to the 21st, which illustrate the development of the form. Students will be encouraged to analyse, debate and enjoy the techniques which make a great short story, and to consider the virtues and limitations of the genre, compared to other literary forms. Extracts will be provided but students will be expected to read ten widely available short stories for in-depth discussion. The stories under consideration will vary each year.

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  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 10