English 143A

Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Spring 2018 Oates, Joyce Carol
Thurs. 3:30-6:30 78 Barrows

Book List

Oates, J. C. : Oxford Book of American Short Stories, 2012 (2nd edition)


A fiction workshop in which students will be expected to turn in material approximately every third week, to be edited and discussed in class.

Emphasis will be upon editing and revising. Quality rather than quantity is the ideal, but each student should be prepared to write about fifty pages through the term, to be gathered into a small “book” and turned in on the last class day. Appropriate assignments will be made in the (2nd) 2012 edition of The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, edited by Joyce Carol Oates.

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 4 P.M., 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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