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2018-2019 Catalogue 
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ENGL 26108 - Adv Fictional Wrtg: the New Short Story

Course Credit: 1
ADVANCED FICTION WRITING: THE NEW SHORT STORY The landscape of contemporary fiction is vital, and constantly changing. This course will focus exclusively on short fiction published within the last few years (two of the course texts will be released in early 2017), discussing in detail the specific ways in which these works impact and enlarge literary form, and influence our perception of ourselves and our socio-cultural moment. Students will be encouraged to participate in the evolution of the form by applying these narrative techniques and strategies to their own short fiction, which will then be discussed in formal workshops. Course texts may include What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours-Helen Oyoyemi, Vertical Motion-Can Xue, A Manual for Cleaning Women-Lucia Berlin, Homesick for Another World-Ottessa Moshfegh, Counternarratives-John Keene, Wait Til You See Me Dance-Deb Olin Unferth Prerequisite(s): ENGL-16100; Or permission of instructor [AH]