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S18B5 The Way of the World: Short Stories of Initiation, Growth, & Apprenticeship

This class will explore the theme of initiation in short fiction by writers from around the world. Broadly understood, an initiation tale centers on a character's passage from an innocent stage of understanding to one that is more complex - richer, deeper, or more troubling. The course will involve guided discussion of the literature, and also opportunities for participants to share their own stories, either orally or in writing.

Instructor: Annette Federico has been teaching in the English Department at JMU for over 25 years. An Ohio native, she received her B.A. from Ohio University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland. She has published four academic books on Victorian literature, and a book for students on close reading.

Suggested Reading: All the readings will be available as PDFs.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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