English 143A

Short Fiction


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2018 Chandra, Melanie Abrams
MW 1:30-3 301 Wheeler

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Description

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.

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course. To be considered for admission, please electronically submit 10-15 double-spaced pages of your fiction, by clicking on the link below; fill out the application you'll find there and attach the writing sample as a Word document or .rtf file. The deadline for completing this application process is 11 PM, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26.

Also be sure to read the paragraph concerning creative writing courses on page 1 of the instructions area of this Announcement of Classes for further information regarding enrollment in such courses.

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spring, 2020

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143A/2

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Rowland, Amy
fall, 2019

143A/1

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143A/2

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spring, 2019

143A/1

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143A/2

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summer, 2019

143A/1

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No instructor assigned yet.

143A/2

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fall, 2018

143A/2

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143A/3

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spring, 2018

143A/2

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143A/3

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summer, 2018

143A/1

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fall, 2017

143A/1

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spring, 2017

143A/1

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143A/2

Short Fiction

143A/3

Short Fiction

Oates, Joyce Carol

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