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ENG 380 The Short Story (Mullins): Home

Introduction to the major bibliographies, guides, and online sources involved in literary studies

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- Literary History
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PQ 4001-4199.5 - Italian Literature History and Criticism

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PR 421-488
- Elizabethan
PR 431-439
- 17th century
PR 441-449
- 18th century

PR 451-469
- 19th century
PR 1490-1799
- Anglo-Saxon Literature
PR 1803-2165
- Early English. Middle English
PR 2199-3195
- English Renaissance (1500-1640)
PR 3291-3785
- 17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)

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PR 6000-6049 - 1900-1960
PR 6050-6076
- 1961-2000
PR 6100-6126
- 2001 -
PR 8309-9680
- English Literature: Provincial, local, etc.

PS 1-3576 - American Literature
PS 185-196 -
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PS 201-217 - 19th century
PS 221-228 - 20th century
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- Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
- 19th century
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PT 1-4897 - German Literature

Subject Guide

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Course Description

"English 380, the short story, focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century short stories. We will read classic and contemporary examples of the short story from world literature (Irish, North American, British, German, West Indian), from ethnic perspectives (Native American, African American), and from male and female writers. We will practice the close interpretive reading, writing, and research skills necessary for the study of literature. Your study of the short stories will also serve as a context for considering historical and contemporary issues related to the assigned texts. In addition, you will be introduced to the major bibliographies, guides, and online sources involved in literary studies, and you will learn the research methods specific to the study and interpretation of literature."