Odyssey: Great Writers in Small Doses: The Short Story

Join Odyssey for a six-session discussion of short stories.

Anyone who believes that short stories differ from novels only in length has never read a great short story. During the past eight years, this course has remained extremely popular, using many of the same authors, but different stories. In it, we will enjoy works by classic short story writers, including Anton Chekhov, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allen Poe, Franz Kafka, Henry James, Kate Chopin, Rudyard Kipling, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Thomas Hardy, Richard Wright, Somerset Maugham, and Virginia Woolf. Discussions will focus on character, plot, theme, setting and atmosphere as well as historical/cultural contexts-but, above all, on artistry.

Text: 100 Great Short Stories, James Daley, editor. Dover Thrift Edition.

911.288.01 Homewood Campus
Wednesdays, Sept. 27–Nov. 1 from 6:30–8 p.m.
Cost: $153

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for details.