How to Read a Short Story: ‘The Story of an Hour’ (1894) by Kate Chopin


The Humanities and Social Sciences “Taster” Unit is a short, 8-week, public lecture series, offered for the first time in 2017. It includes lectures drawn from the first-year schedules in courses offered at UTAS in English, History, Philosophy, and Sociology.

Start Date

22nd Mar 2017 5:30pm

End Date

22nd Mar 2017 7:00pm


QVMAG Auditorium at the Queen Victoria Museum

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Have you ever wanted to have a "taste" of university life? Maybe you’ve thought about enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science but were unsure what you’d find if you did. Perhaps you’re a college student thinking about the next step towards uni. Or maybe you’re just looking for some fun intellectual stimulation on a Wednesday evening.

How to Read a Short Story: ‘The Story of an Hour’ (1894) by Kate Chopin

Presented by

Dr Robert Clarke

In this lecture Dr Robert Clarke leads students through the processes of close reading to explore the dynamics of short fiction. Using Kate Chopin’s famous piece “The Story of an Hour” (1894), Dr Clarke considers the various techniques writers of short fiction use to excite, surprise and teach their readers. Suitable for anyone who loves a good read and wants to know more about the way great writers engage with our imaginations.

Click here for more information or to view the full semester 1 program.