Modern European Short Fiction
Fall 2016, Tuesday & Thursday 10:05-11:20 a.m.
This class examines a range of important modern European short fiction. While the
works will be contextualized historically, culturally, and geographically, the course is
organized into thematic units, including animals, home, punishment, and love, to
facilitate comparative analysis. Students will engage critically with concepts pertaining
to identity, trauma, genre, and narrative form. We will read great modern authors from
England, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Italy, and Austria-
Hungary who have shaped the world we live in today.