Delve Seminar Summaries: The American Short Story

Delve Seminar Summaries: The American Short Story

[by Acacia Blackwell] SEPTEMBER 13: For the first meeting of “The American Short Story” seminar, we tackled four stories that collectively demonstrate the stylistic variations and juxtapositions that we see across the genre. We first discussed Ann Beattie’s very short story, “Snow,” which, in its brevity and preoccupation with the act of storytelling, both asks…

Delve Seminar Summaries: John Updike’s Rabbit Series

Delve Seminar Summaries: John Updike’s Rabbit Series

[by Alex Behr] SEPTEMBER 5: The new Delve series begins with the four Rabbit novels of John Updike—a study in how one guy could be so damned prolific. Eight of us, including Literary Arts’ liaison Evan P. Schneider and our facilitator, the novelist Dan DeWeese, gingerly stepped into the present-tense world of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom.…