F406 Fall 2019 Great English Short Stories
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Sept. 25–Nov. 13
Instructor: Kay Menchel
This course will discuss 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 an opportunity to sample a wide range of voices, including writers as different as Evelyn Waugh and Alan Sillitoe. One or two short stories per class will be examined with emphasis on how the stories reflect various cultural moments in English history.
Kay Menchel, who grew up in Yorkshire, England, 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.