Canceled F405 Spring 2019 Great English Short Stories
Tuesdays, 2:15–3:40, Mar. 26–May 14
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Kay Menchel
In this course we will read a number of stories from The Oxford Book of English Short Stories, edited by renowned novelist A.S. Byatt. Many of England’s most accomplished authors have done excellent work in the short form. This course provides us with an opportunity to sample a wide range of voices, including writers as different as Evelyn Waugh and Alan Sillitoe. We will look at one or two stories per class and discuss how they channel and respond to various cultural moments in English history.
Kay Menchel grew up in Yorkshire, England, and is a lawyer who also holds an MA in English literature from George Mason University. She has taught numerous literature classes and always enjoys sharing her passion for English literature with OLLI members.