Connecting the Curious: Masterpieces in American Short Fiction


Beginning Monday, April 2, join William Veeder, professor emeritus in the Department of English Language and Literature, for this online seminar for an exploration of the buried narrative technique within writing.

Why do we read great literature? If pleasure is the answer, how can we increase our pleasure by refining the way we read? To begin to answer this intricate question, we will look to form, focusing on one of the least recognized major techniques used by writers—the buried narrative.

In this three-week seminar, we will explore short fiction from three American authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Carver, and William Faulkner. Specific texts will be announced closer to the start of the course.
  • Watch recorded lectures examining short stories from American literature;
  • propose questions to guide the conversation; and
  • connect with peers across graduation years, schools, and divisions on shared interests.
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Online Seminar Information

Cost: Complimentary
Dates: April 2 - 20, 2018
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