Mary Mullen

  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Villanova University
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Texas Tech, English 3389: The Short Story, Living Dead

This upper-level English course on the modern short story considers how death lives on in short fiction as we examine various approaches to the short story: the detective story, the ghost story, vampire tales, gothic stories, as well as realist, naturalist, and modernist stories. It moves from strange deaths that need to be explained to ghostly hauntings that trouble the division between life and death to more commonplace deaths that question our assumptions about reality, memory, and everyday life. The course includes stories from different time periods (the nineteenth-century to the present) that represent different places (America, England, Ireland, South Africa, Haiti, India).

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