English 143A

Junior Coursework: Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2007 Abrams, Melanie (a.k.a. Chandra, M.J.)
MW 1:30-3 301 Wheeler

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The aim of this course is to explore the genre of short fiction?to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them. Students will write two short stories, a number of shorter exercises, weekly critiques of their peers? work, and be required to attend and review two fiction readings. The course will be organized as a workshop and attendance is mandatory. All student stories will be edited and critiqued by the instructor and by other students in the class.

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