The Stories I Like To Teach 2: Robert Travieso’s “Bouncing”

As I look over and scour through the materials I select for teaching fiction, I see that I have a strong preference for stories with salient plots.  Quiet Checkovian stories are certainly admirable, but I find the pull of fiction strongest with a good mix of character development and enticing plots. I also make room … Continue reading The Stories I Like To Teach 2: Robert Travieso’s “Bouncing”

The Stories I Teach and Why I Teach Them: #1 “A Good Man Is Hard To FInd”

I teach an undergraduate class in fiction at Georgia Southern University.  I often have to think which stories I can select from the amazingly large arsenal of great literature.  This is no easy feat.  I’ve decided to post a series of blogs on the selections I make, explaining why they lend themselves as good examples … Continue reading The Stories I Teach and Why I Teach Them: #1 “A Good Man Is Hard To FInd”