ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Fall 2022, Section 002 - The Art of Flash Fiction: A Mini-Course on Micro Fiction
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
1
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In his introduction to Sudden Fiction International, author Charles Baxter describes short-short stories as existing “between poetry and fiction, the story and the sketch, prophecy and reminiscence.” But what makes a successful short-short? How do you tell the difference between an anecdote and a tale? How do you capture a place or a person with just a few lines? More important, how do you give your story meaning and emotion, narrative and suspense, in only a few pages?

This class will explore the world of flash fiction by reading and discussing the styles and techniques of different authors to help you find your individual voice as a writer. Whether you’re interested in the real or the surreal, the humorous or the serious, this course will teach you the fundamentals of great fiction and help fine-tune your skills as a writer. We’ll do so through a wide range of methods, including readings, discussions, in-class exercises, reading responses, outside writing, and workshops. Whether you’re passionate about writing and literature already or you’re just becoming interested in fiction, this class will nurture your skills as a reader and a writer. The only requirement is curiosity and a willingness to learn.


Primary readings will be selected from Short-Form Creative Writing, edited by H.K. Hummel and Stephanie Lenox. Additional readings provided via instructor on Canvas.

Class Format:

This class will be online (remote), though most of the sessions will be synchronous “live” discussions. As such, you will need to be available during our scheduled days and meeting times.

Schedule

ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
32817
Open
1
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
002 (LEC)
 Online
32818
Closed
0
 
1
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)
003 (LEC)
 In Person
32819
Open
2
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
004 (LEC)
 In Person
32820
Closed
0
 
4
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)
005 (LEC)
 Online
32821
Open
5
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
006 (LEC)
 Online
32822
Closed
0
 
4
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)

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