Short Stories in Print and Film

Course Dates: 
June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2015
2 - 4:30 pm
Doug Cooper
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Summer

Film makers often use literature as their source. Some well-known short stories by Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and Somerset Maugham have been made into excellent feature films.  We’ll read a story by each of these writers, watch the film, then discuss the story, the film, and the adaptation process.  Reading the story before watching the film will enhance appreciation and enjoyment.

Doug Cooper ( has taught twenty-eight popular courses at the College for Seniors since 2003.  Fourteen of these were film courses and ten were short-story courses on various authors including Hardy, Conrad, Maugham, James, Wharton, Hawthorne, and Poe.  He has taught college and university English courses in the United States and overseas.