Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

US 287 Short Story and Photography


This course will examine that relationship through a close reading of several short stories by figures such as Julio Cortázar, Italo Calvino, John Updike, Raymond Carver, Cynthia Ozick, William Faulkner, Bing Xin, Dorris Dörrie, E. Annie Proulx and others. We will proceed with the thesis that the relationship between short story and photography arises out of one of the fundamental paradoxes of photography: photographs are borne as “moments in time,” but their survival depends on the irresistible and inevitable stories they generate. With that in mind, the course will include exercises in writing short stories as responses to existing and new photographs.