Sunday Shorts: New and Old Stories in Conversation

Dates:April 11 - May 23, 2021
Meets:Su from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 4 sessions
Location:Online Zoom
Instructor:Clarence Orsi
Fee: $140.00

*Please note, dates differ from catalog* Sundays, Apr. 11 & 25; May 9 & 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. EST

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Course Description

How do 21st century short stories converse with those of the past? This course finds a window into the lineage of short fiction through a 2014 collection by a young master writer, Rivka Galchen. We will read Galchen's American Innovations along with the stories that inspired them, from masters including Jorge Luis Borges, Nikolai Gogol, and James Thurber. In this inter-active process, we'll discuss the ways in which timeless tales can be made new.