Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
WL31620
Module Title
The Short Story (American)
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2 essays (2,500 words each)  Continuous Assessment:  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. Where this involves re-submission of work, a new topic must be selected. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should typically be able to:

1. discuss the subject coherently;

2. write about the subject in a well-structured and well argued manner;

3. have added to their knowledge of the corpus of American literature;

4. have developed their powers of critical analysis.

Aims

_Programme

_The American Short Story and its Antecedents

1. Types and Definitions of the Short Story: Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Character Sketches, Parables, Exempla

2. Washington Irving, The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

_The American Short Story, Nineteenth Century

3. Edgar Allan Poe, Selected Tales

4. Lecture on the Short Story Genre and Narratological approaches to short fiction.

5. Henry James, Daisy Miller and Other Stories

6. Four Stories by American Women: Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper; Sarah Orne Jewett, Country of the Pointed Firs; Edith Wharton, Souls Belated

_The American Short Story, Twentieth Century

7-8. Hemingway, The First Forty Nine Stories

9-10. Richard Ford (ed.), The Granta Book of the American Short Story

Brief description

_Programme

_The American Short Story and its Antecedents

1. Types and Definitions of the Short Story: Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Character Sketches, Parables, Exempla

2. Washington Irving, The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

_The American Short Story, Nineteenth Century

3. Edgar Allan Poe, Selected Tales

4. Lecture on the Short Story Genre and Narratological approaches to short fiction.

5. Henry James, Daisy Miller and Other Stories

6. Four Stories by American Women: Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper; Sarah Orne Jewett, Country of the Pointed Firs; Edith Wharton, Souls Belated

_The American Short Story, Twentieth Century

7-8. Hemingway, The First Forty Nine Stories

9-10. Richard Ford (ed.), The Granta Book of the American Short Story

Content

_Programme

_The American Short Story and its Antecedents

1. Types and Definitions of the Short Story: Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Character Sketches, Parables, Exempla

2. Washington Irving, The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

_The American Short Story, Nineteenth Century

3. Edgar Allan Poe, Selected Tales

4. Lecture on the Short Story Genre and Narratological approaches to short fiction.

5. Henry James, Daisy Miller and Other Stories

6. Four Stories by American Women: Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills; Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper; Sarah Orne Jewett, Country of the Pointed Firs; Edith Wharton, Souls Belated

_The American Short Story, Twentieth Century

7-8. Hemingway, The First Forty Nine Stories

9-10. Richard Ford (ed.), The Granta Book of the American Short Story


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6