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ACE2355 Reading the Short Story, from Ernest Hemingway to Anne Enright (Evening, online delivery only) is a Course

ACE2355 Reading the Short Story, from Ernest Hemingway to Anne Enright (Evening, online delivery only)

Starts Feb 2, 2023

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Full course description

Course Outline 

Through the course the following topics will be covered in relation to the short stories: Setting; Narrative Arc; Narrator and Point of View; Themes; Symbolism; Characterization; Setting; Language and Style; Plot and Structure; Conflict. 


Course Schedule

This course will take place between 7-9pm, 8-Week Course, 2 Febuary to 23 March 2023.

 Online over Microsoft Teams

Closign date for applications:Monda, 23 January 2023 


Week 1: ‘Hills like White Elephants’- Ernest Hemingway 

Week 2: ‘Good People’- David Foster Wallace 

Week 3: ‘You and Him- Louise Kennedy 

Week 4: ‘Why don’t you dance’- Raymond Carver 

Week 5: ‘The Arrangements’- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Week 6: ‘Night Swim’- Anne Enright 

Week 7: ‘Drinking Coffee Elsewhere’- ZZ Packer 

Week 8: ‘Luck’- Mary O Donnell

This course is for anyone who enjoys reading. It will be informal and will give students the space to reflect and analyse short stories, while learning how the short story is written from the perspective of a writer.


Course Lecturer 

Dr. Patrick Holloway. Patrick is a writer and professor. He holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Creative Writing. He has been published widely in Europe, USA and South America. In Ireland he has been published by The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, The Incubator, Southword, The Moth, among others. He has taught adult learners for over a decade.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.


Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

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