Special Topic: Writing and Reading Short Stories|
Spring 2021 not offered
Each week we will be reading two of the class's short stories, in progress or completed, plus a published story. Over the course of the semester, students will complete three stories, length is negotiable. As class participants, students should bring their most thorough and considered observations about the works to the conversation, which means reading both the student pieces and the published stories several times. Students will be writing detailed comments on the manuscripts and an overall critique of at least one double-spaced page.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296 OR ENGL325 OR ENGL339
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Literature)
A course pack of readings will be available.
Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard, Editors: YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN WRITERS INTRODUCE THE STORIES THAT HELD THEN IN AWE; Published by Harper Collins/Perennial
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students of all backgrounds are welcome in this course, but you should have taken at least one course in Creative Writing (Techniques, Workshops, or Special Topics, in any genre), OR have some other relevant background in the study of literature. Students who haven't taken the requisite courses can request a prerequisite override for instructor approval.
Meetings with and readings by visiting writers are a required an additional element of the course.
Students may not take this course and another creative writing course concurrently.
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