English 143A

Upper Division Coursework: Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2006 Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati (a.k.a.: Blaise, B.)
TTh 2-3:30 301 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction (eds.: R.V. Cassill and Joyce Carol Oates), 2 nd. Edition; B. Mukherjee: The Middleman and Other Stories


This is a course on the form, theory and practice of short fiction. It will be conducted as a workshop. Students are required to fulfill assignments on specific aspects of craft, to analyze aesthetic strategies in selected short stories by published authors, and to write approximately 45 pages of original fiction. Students are also required to participate in workshop discussions and to submit written comments on peers' manuscripts.

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