Odyssey: Great Writers in Small Doses

Anyone who believes that short stories differ from novels only in length has clearly never read a great short story. In this course, with a brand new text, we will enjoy works by classic short story writers, including Anton Chekhov, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Daniel Defoe, Sholem Aleichem, Thomas Mann, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Nabokov, Bernard Malamud, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, and Virginia Woolf. Discussions will focus on character, theme, setting, and historical/cultural contexts—but, above all, on artistry. Required text: Great Short Stories of the Masters, edited and with an introduction by Charles Neider, Cooper Square Press paperback, 2002.

911.288.01 Homewood Campus Monday, Sept. 21 to Oct. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $186

JHU full-time faculty and staff and their spouses and same-sex domestic partners are eligible for remission benefits. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more details.