English 382 - Advanced Short Story Writing
T 1-2:50 p.m.
This course will continue the exploration and practice of writing and analytically discussing short stories, following closely the weekly round-table routine established in English 296. Students should either have successfully completed 296, or be writing independently at a fairly sophisticated level, one that reflects both an understanding of the form and the potential for translating that knowledge into fully realized stories. Discussions of published fiction will be a strategic feature of the class, in order to offer successful examples of whatever issue of craft is being analyzed: narrative voice, persuasive characters, the context of the story's events, etc. Applicants should submit one completed story, up to 20 pages in length, which they consider finished and a reflection of their best work to date. Admission will be by permission of the instructor.