Anyone who believes that short stories differ from novels only in length has never read a great short story. For nearly 10 years, this course has remained extremely popular. This time around, the focus will be sharper: The class will read several stories by five famous American authors of the 20th century: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Richard Wright.
Discussions will focus on character, plot, theme, setting, and atmosphere as well as historical/cultural contexts, but, above all, on artistry. The stories are available in many textbook collections or online.
911.288.01 Homewood campus
Mondays, April 1 to May 6, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Cost: $149 (six sessions)
JHU full-time faculty/staff and spouses are eligible for tuition remission. You will need to contact 410-516-8516 for all registration and discount details.