BAAmerican Short Story

Credit points: 5
Contact hours: 60
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Jason Blake, PhD, Professor

Instructor

Jason Blake, PhD, Professor

Course Description

Aims and Specific Competences:

  • Students develop the ability to independently analyze American short stories; the course fosters students' ability for interpretation of longer literary texts.
  • Students develop the ability to differentiate between fundamental and dispensable elements of the short story
  • Students learn to employ specialized terminology.

Content:

  • Students develop the ability to independently analyze American short stories; the course fosters students' ability for interpretation of longer literary texts.
  • Students develop the ability to differentiate between fundamental and dispensable elements of the short story

Course Literature:

  • Weaver, Gordon., ur. The American Short Story 1945-1980. I, II. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1984.
  • Cassill, R.V., ur. The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1981.
  • Skaggs, C. The American Short Story.  Vol I. New York: Dell Publishing, 1977.
  • Skaggs, C. The American Short Story. Vol II. New York: Dell Publishing, 1980. 

Grading:

  • Various short assignments and essays (25%)
  • In-class tests (25%)
  • Oral presentation (25%)
  • Participation (25%)

Grading scale of 6-10 (pass) and 1-5 (fail), in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and with the examination system of the Faculty of Arts.