（American Short Story Classics of the Twentieth Century）
The short story had a distinct development in America. We will read the best stories by the greatest authors of twentieth-century America. We will learn how to analyze and interpret short fiction and learn the necessary literary terms. Through discussions, we will develop communication and argument skills and deepen our sensitivity to literature.
We will read approximately one story each week. A lecture will be given at the beginning of class on the author and background. 3 to 4 students will be assigned to analyze and discuss each story. Class discussions will follow. Students’ understanding of a few chosen stories will be tested by short tests at the beginning of class. A deeper understanding of certain stories will be tested in the essay exam at the end of the semester.
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (James Cochrane, ed.) London: Penguin, 1969.
To be announced as the content of the lectures demands.
Do research to prepare for your presentations. Read every work carefully in English. Participate actively in the discussions. Take good lecture notes. Class will be conducted in English.
Evaluation will be based on the essay exam, presentation, active class discussion and reading tests.
１．Introductory Lecture ２．Willa Cather "Neighbor Rosicky" ３．Jack London "To Build a Fire" ４．Jack London "To Build a Fire" ５．Sherwood Anderson "Death in the Woods" ６．Sherwood Anderson "Death in the Woods" ７．Ring Lardner "Who Dealt?" ８．Katherine Anne Porter "Flowering Judas" ９．Katherine Anne Porter "Flowering Judas" 10．F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Rich Boy" 11．William Faulkner "Delta Autumn" 12．William Faulkner "Delta Autumn" 13．Ernest Hemingway "The Battler" 14．Bernard Malamud "The Jewbird" 15．Essay Exam
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