First reading for English Reading Circle – Cycle 2012-2013

Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story

“MISS LORA” by Junot Díaz

Short story about a teen-age boy’s relationship with an older woman…

Read it online at The New Yorker Website

Colloquium in person: Wednesday, October 24th 2012 at 2:30 p.m. 

Previous discussion online for participants at: http://iiereadingcircle.wordpress.com/

English Reading Circle on Short Stories – Readings for December

Activity to learn more about North American literature through the short story genre. Participate by reading the selected short stories and attending the colloquium (usually the last Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m.) directed by IIE professor Tracy Wood.

Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es

All stories from the series “Best American Short Stories” 2008 edition, published by Houghton Mifflin and with Salman Ruhsdie as editor. Find them also at the library.

Readings of the month:

“Galatea” by Karen Brown & “Closely Held” by Allegra Goodman

COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, December 15th 2009 at 2:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.karenbrownbooks.com/about.html

http://www.allegragoodman.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_American_Short_Stories_2008

English Reading Circle on short stories – Readings for November

Activity to learn more about North American literature through the short story genre. Participate by reading the selected short stories and attending the colloquium (usually the last Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m.) directed by IIE professor Tracy Wood.

Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es

All stories from the series “Best American Short Stories” 2008 edition, published by Houghton Mifflin and with Salman Ruhsdie as editor. Find them also at the library.

Best American Short 2008

Readings of the month:

“Man and Wife” by Katie Chase & “Virgins” by Danielle Evans

COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, November 24th 2009 at 2:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/missouri_review/v030/30.2chase.html

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/katie-chase/

http://www.theparisreview.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5791

http://www.american.edu/cas/literature/in-capital-letters/2009-interview-evans.cfm

English Reading Circle on short stories – Readings for October

Activity to learn more about North American literature through the short story genre. Participate by reading the selected short stories and attending the colloquium (usually the last Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m.) directed by IIE professor Tracy Wood.

Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es

All stories from the series “Best American Short Stories” 2008 edition, published by Houghton Mifflin and with Salman Ruhsdie as editor. Find them also at the library.

Best American Short 2008

Readings of the month:

“May We Be Forgiven” by A.M. Homes and “Bible” by Tobias Wolff

COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, October 27th 2009 at 2:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.amhomesbooks.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._M._Homes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobias_Wolff

http://www.salon.com/dec96/interview961216.html

New English Reading Circle on Short Stories

New activity (from September to June) to learn more about North American literature through the short story genre. Participate by reading the selected short stories and attending the colloquium (usually the last Tuesday of the month at 2:30) directed by IIE professor Tracy Wood.

Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es.

Stories from the series “Best American Short Stories” 2008 edition, published by Houghton Mifflin and with Salman Ruhsdie as editor . Find them also in the library ready to be printed.

Best American Short 2008

Readings of the month:

“Admiral” by T.C. Boyle and “Puppy” by George Saunders

COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, September 29th, 14:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.tcboyle.com/

http://www.georgesaundersland.com/