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Travel Through Time and Space in the World of Short Stories

A study of the short story in world literature with emphasis on the literary form. Students will examine the basic elements of fiction as they appear in short stories. Concentration will be on the literary analysis of short stories from a variety of critical perspectives. (HUMD) PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department.

This is a z-course: all textbook materials are available at no cost for this section. Regular internet access is required for access to materials. For more information see

  • ENGL 233
  • Spring 2018
  • CRN: 34572
  • Germantown Campus
  • Mondays 6:30 – 9:10 p.m.
  • HUMD, Humanities Distribution
  • Z-course (free, or very low cost, textbook materials)
  • Prerequisite: ENGL 101/A
  • Questions? Contact Prof.
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David Lemmond

In the Short Story class, we will read – guess what? – short stories. We will read, think about, and talk about interesting stories by Baldwin, Capote, Hemingway, Tan, O’Brien, Walker, Jackson, and others. This course is particularly useful for students in all majors because the focus is on interpretive reading and analysis, two skills used in every major and in most every profession. If you wish to do better in your major field – be it nursing, engineering, or history – this is a fine course to take.

Lemmond has been doing this for a long time. Probably the main thing, maybe the only thing, a prospective student needs to know about Lemmond is that he really, really enjoys teaching this course, but he won’t provide a picture of himself because he doesn’t wish to scare anyone away from taking the course.

Prof. Lemmond is teaching:

  • The Short Story, ENGL233, CRN 20600
  • It’s a late-starting class

You can find him:

DL: Intro. to the Short Story (Ancient parables to modern myths and more…)

Read and study short stories from Ancient Parables to Modern Myths!

Distance Learning, Introduction to the Short Story

Professor Rita Kranidis, PhD


Pre-requisite: EN101/A or consent of the instructor

Study the evolution of the short story form over time and cultures, from ancient parables to contemporary myth-making. Learn how stories work and how they have been adapted and used for different purposes.  Samples of literature from the world will be studied, researched, analyzed and discussed, with opportunities for students to specialize in an author or text they are most interested in. Online sources will supplement assigned anthology.

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