Modern British Short Stories: Dr Sharon Priestly

"On this discussion-based course, we will analyse and discuss short stories, not as second cousins to the novel, but in recognition that short stories constitute a vibrant literary genre of their own. The focus is on work created by British writers, many of whom have won major literary prizes. Our text is Malcolm Bradbury's The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories. Authors represented include Kazuo Ishiguro, Rose Tremain, David Lodge and more. The representative stories are of an extremely high standard and should promote stimulating and thought-provoking discussions. "

Tutor: Dr Sharon Priestly

"Dr Sharon Priestley has presented literature courses for the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, The Letchworth Settlement, the REC and elsewhere. The topics of her courses range from the novels of Jane Austen to novels that have won the Man Booker Prize, classic and contemporary short stories, poetry, women's writings and children's literature. She also lectures on James Boswell and Samuel Johnson and has given papers focused on those fascinating individuals at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conferences and Literary London conferences."