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Margaret Atwood’s “Happy Endings”

So you may have found that this week’s reading left you with quite a few questions, such as, “What did I just read?” Margaret Atwood’s “Happy Endings” is not a typical short story. In fact, we could even raise the … Continue reading

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Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers”

I included Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers” in our course for a few reasons. First, I really love hearing what students have to say about the ethical dilemma that Glaspell explores in her short story – what does Mrs. … Continue reading

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William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”

Let me start out by saying “A Rose for Emily” is a difficult read! If you found yourself reading through the story a few times and still not quite understanding the plot, don’t worry. Much of this blog post is … Continue reading

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Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Part One)

I first taught “The Yellow Wallpaper” back in 2009 as part of a literature course on isolation. Since then, Gilman’s short story about her narrator’s descent into madness has been one of my favorite pieces of literature to read with … Continue reading

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Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”

I want to continue our course with another deceptively subtle short story, Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” (Chopin is pronounced “SHOW-pan.”) Chopin was originally from St. Louis, MO, born either in 1850 or 1851. Rather than go into … Continue reading

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“Hills Like White Elephants”

I thought we should begin our course with a local writer. Though Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, he actually began his writing career as a cub report for the Kansas City Star in … Continue reading

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