ENGLISH 9116B ~ Alice Munro and the Poetics of Here and Now

Professor Manina Jones

Winter Half Course.

This course undertakes an intensive study of a selection of short fiction across the career of Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro. We will also consider film adaptations and aspects of the critical and popular reception of Munro’s stories. By way of close readings, we will address the ways Munro’s narratives are informed by concepts of time, place, gender and genre. The format of classes will include a minor lecture component, assigned seminar and discussion-starter presentations by students, and group discussion. The course will also informally include professionalization components, including weekly “icebreakers” on topics suggested by students.

View the course syllabus here: English 9116B. PDF download