Spanish American Short Story

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish American Short Story

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, Literature, Spanish, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The intention of the course will be: 1) to see how the Spanish-American Short Story fits into a tradition of modern short story writing of which the nineteenth-century Russian writer, Gogol, may be said to be the progenitor; 2) to establish the characteristics peculiar to the Spanish-American ramification of this tradition; and 3) to arrive at some tentative conclusions about the nature of the short story in general. A key background text for the course will be Frank O?Connor?s study of the short story, The Lonely Voice. It is also hoped that, for comparative purposes, a small selection of short stories from among the works of the following short story writers will be considered: Gogol, Joyce, Kafka, Poe, Maupassant and Hemingway

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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