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Four Masters of the Short Story

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Short stories have the power to entertain, inform, and even heal. Interpreting those stories and uncovering the author’s message is a noble, challenging task. This task is the goal of the study group. Each week two complex stories by two different master authors are vigorously dissected for their ideas. During a lively exchange of interpretations, participants learn from one another and refine their own positions. At discussion’s end study group members will have a clearer sense of the author’s words and, week by week, all become more adept at literary interpretation. There are no prerequisites or specialized knowledge required. The coordinators will provide any necessary definitions of literary terms as well as guidance on how to lead a discussion. The books we will use during this semester will be Signals, by Tim Gautreaux, (Knoft, 2017); The Complete Stories, by Clarice Lispectot, (New Directions, 2015); Gods and Angels, by David Park, (Turtleback Books, 2017) and The Dark and Other Stories, by Deborah Willis, (W.W. Norton, 2017). Note: No class on 05/28/18

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Jean Solomon2.Glen Phillips 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/28/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/5/2018 - 6/4/2018 Weekly - Mon 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Glen Phillips  ; Jean Solomon  ClassRoom