ENGLISH 423 - Advanced Fiction Writing
Section: 003 Building the Linked Story Collection
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to seniors and graduate students.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

In this course you'll create a cycle of linked stories while reading five contemporary books of short fiction. Over the term we'll do the following:

• familiarize ourselves with the short work of several contemporary authors;

• examine how a book of stories might be usefully considered as a complete volume;

• examine what each author does uniquely, and how, and determine what aspects of craft in each we can imitate, steal, or shun; and

• write like crazy.

This class will demand a good deal. Both the reading load and the writing expectations are considerable. Classes will involve lecture, discussion, in-class writing, and a small amount of workshopping. You'll revise two old stories – and link them up – then write three new linked short stories (each ten pages or longer) to accompany them, plus at least three new short-shorts (of three pages or shorter). You'll turn in this linked collection at the end of the term.

Most of our time will be spent discussing published stories, collections of stories, and discovering and practicing a wide range of elements of craft. We will not be doing much workshopping together. kIt's my feeling that we are best served by examining published work in detail and modeling ourselves on those successes.

Note: Students who are currently a declared creative-writing minor or English sub-concentrator will receive alternative enrollment instructions in an email. Creative-writing minors and English sub-concentrators are not required to submit a portfolio for review.

To enroll in this course, non-creative writing minors and subconcentrators need to:

1. Submit a portfolio. Portfolio requirements vary from section to section, so contact instructors directly for their specific guidelines. Portfolios are usually between 5-15 pages of original relevant work (short stories, excerpts, poems) and should be submitted directly to the instructor of each section. For priority consideration, portfolios should be submitted no later than 5pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Students should receive notification of their acceptance (or not) no later than Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Students may still submit portfolios after the priority deadline until seats are full.

2. Students are encouraged to consider a second-choice section (where available) as a potential back-up.

ENGLISH 423 - Advanced Fiction Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11423
Open
18
 
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W 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Note: Students who are currently a declared creative-writing minor or English sub-concentrator will receive alternative enrollment instructions in an email. Creative-writing minors and English sub-concentrators are not required to submit a portfolio for review. To enroll in this course, non-creative writing minors and subconcentrators need to: 1. Submit a portfolio. Portfolio requirements vary from section to section, so contact instructors directly for their specific guidelines. Portfolios are usually between 5-15 pages of original relevant work (short stories, excerpts, poems) and should be submitted directly to the instructor of each section. For priority consideration, portfolios should be submitted no later than 5pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Students should receive notification of their acceptance (or not) no later than Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Students may still submit portfolios after the priority deadline until seats are full. 2. Students are encouraged to consider a second-choice section (where available) as a potential back-up.
002 (SEM)
P
21791
Open
18
 
-
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Note: Students who are currently a declared creative-writing minor or English sub-concentrator will receive alternative enrollment instructions in an email. Creative-writing minors and English sub-concentrators are not required to submit a portfolio for review. To enroll in this course, non-creative writing minors and subconcentrators need to: 1. Submit a portfolio. Portfolio requirements vary from section to section, so contact instructors directly for their specific guidelines. Portfolios are usually between 5-15 pages of original relevant work (short stories, excerpts, poems) and should be submitted directly to the instructor of each section. For priority consideration, portfolios should be submitted no later than 5pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Students should receive notification of their acceptance (or not) no later than Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Students may still submit portfolios after the priority deadline until seats are full. 2. Students are encouraged to consider a second-choice section (where available) as a potential back-up.
003 (SEM)
P
31997
Open
18
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Note: Students who are currently a declared creative-writing minor or English sub-concentrator will receive alternative enrollment instructions in an email. Creative-writing minors and English sub-concentrators are not required to submit a portfolio for review. To enroll in this course, non-creative writing minors and subconcentrators need to: 1. Submit a portfolio. Portfolio requirements vary from section to section, so contact instructors directly for their specific guidelines. Portfolios are usually between 5-15 pages of original relevant work (short stories, excerpts, poems) and should be submitted directly to the instructor of each section. For priority consideration, portfolios should be submitted no later than 5pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Students should receive notification of their acceptance (or not) no later than Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Students may still submit portfolios after the priority deadline until seats are full. 2. Students are encouraged to consider a second-choice section (where available) as a potential back-up.
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