English 143A

Short Fiction


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2018 Serpell, C. Namwali
TTh 11-12:30 180 Barrows Creative Writing Workshops

Other Readings and Media

A course pack will be made available on bCourses with short stories by Herman Melville, Anton Chekhov, Franz Kafka, H.P. Lovecraft, Flannery O'Connor, Clarice Lispector, Octavia Butler, Lucia Berlin, Junot Díaz, Alice Munro, Edward P. Jones, Peter Orner, Jennifer Egan, Yiyun Li, George Saunders, and Kristen Roupenian.

Description

This workshop is designed to learn the basic elements of short stories and to practice writing them. We will read some exceptional stories in a variety of genres. We will compose and revise 1-2 stories over the course of the semester.

Only continuing 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 docoument or .rtf file. The deadline for completing this application process is 11 PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 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. 

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Fall, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/3 Short Fiction Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Spring, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Melanie Abrams
143A/2 Short Fiction Chandra, Vikram
143A/3 Short Fiction Oates, Joyce Carol
Summer, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Young, Rosetta
Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Vikram
Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Melanie Abrams
143A/2 Short Fiction Serpell, C. Namwali
143A/3 Short Fiction Oates, Joyce Carol
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/1 Short Fiction Chandra, Vikram
143A/2 Short Fiction No instructor assigned yet.
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
143A/2 Short Fiction Kleege, Georgina
143A/3 Short Fiction Oates, Joyce Carol

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