CC 300 EX: Real Stories from American Literature

3 Credits – Cross-listed with ENGL 365 AX
TR 8:30-9:45 pm – Professor Hedlin

Fulfills humanities: literature requirement.

When we say a story is realistic, what do we mean? Why do characters in some stories seem believable—like real people— and others not? How do our expectations as readers differ when we hear a story is “real” (nonfiction) versus “realist” (fiction that seems like it could be real)? Whose reality does realist fiction represent? In this course we’ll explore these questions through a tour of American short stories.  

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