Masters and Masterpieces of the Short Story, Part 2 -- Bert Bender
Wednesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 2018 10:30am -12:30pm
This is a five session course. Purchasing a ticket for this course entitles you to attend all five sessions.
San Luis ObispoOdd Fellows Hall Side Room
$25 for LLCC members, $50 for non-members
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This course is a follow-up to a course about short story masterpieces thatthis instructortaught last November. You will be reading and discussing new short stories found inthe same text book we used then:The Art of the Short Story, edited by Dana Gioia and R. S. Gwynn.
You will be exposed to the many stories that we did not have time enough to readin our first class. We will focus our attention on each new storys main character, asking, how does the author understand and feel toward her/his main character? we will be determining that by defining the main characters conflict and noting how the character changes, if at all, in resolving the conflict.
Following is a selective list of authors whose short stories are found in The Art of the Short Story
SHERWOOD ANDERSON,MARGARET ATWOOD,JAMES BALDWIN,JORGE LUIS BORGES,ALBERT CAMUS,RAYMOND CARVER,WILLA CATHER,JOHN CHEEVER,ANTON CHEKHOV,KATE CHOPIN,SANDRA CISNEROS,JOSEPH CONRAD,STEPHEN CRANE,RALPH ELLISON,WILLIAM FAULKNER,F. SCOTT FITZGERALD,
GUSTAVE FLAUBERT,GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ,NIKOLAI GOGOL,NADINE GORDIMER,NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE,ERNEST HEMINGWAY,ZORA NEALE HURSTON,HENRY JAMES,JAMES JOYCE,FRANZ KAFKA,
D. H. LAWRENCE,DORIS LESSING,JACK LONDON,KATHERINE MANSFIELD,GUY DE MAUPASSANT,HERMAN MELVILLE,YUKIO MISHIMA,ALICE MUNRO,JOYCE CAROL OATES,FLANNERY O'CONNOR,EDGAR ALLAN POE, .
KATHERINE ANNE PORTER,ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER,LEO TOLSTOY,JOHN UPDIKE,ALICE WALKER,EUDORA WELTY,EDITH WHARTON,VIRGINIA WOOLF,
Bert Bender is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University. In addition to his PhD dissertation on the short story form (UC Irvine, 1971), Bert has published three academic books on American Literature (Sea-Brothers, The Descent of Love, and Evolution and the Sex Problem, and a memoir about his parallel career in commercial fishing, Catching the Ebb.
Odd Fellows Hall San Luis Obispo (View)
520 Dana St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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