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ENG 380.04OV The Short Story (Mullins): Home

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

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Paris Review Author Interview Collection

The Paris Review, a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers, has placed its complete archive of author interviews  online, from 1953 to the present.

Includes interviews with James Baldwin, John Cheever, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Frank O'Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, John Steinbeck, and John Updike.

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Elizabeth Parang
Pepperdine University Libraries
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

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."