English 43A

Literature In English: Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2007 Abrams, Melanie (a.k.a. Chandra, M.J.)
MW 3-4:30 305 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Burroway, J.: Writing Fiction; Reader available at Copy Central

Description

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the study of short fiction - to explore the elements that make up the genre, and to enable students to talk critically about short stories and begin to feel comfortable and confident with their own writing of them. Students will write two short stories, along with various exercises, and critiques of their peers? work. The course will be organized as a workshop. All student stories will be edited and critiqued by the instructor and by other students in the class.

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