Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Description
Intructor:
Wiesepape, Betty
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6354 Section: 001
Day:
T Time: 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title:
Creating Short Fictions

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course is an investigation in a workshop environment of the aesthetics of the art and creation of the short story, focusing on the creative techniques and processes involved in producing short stories in a variety of experimental and traditional forms that may later be combined with the visual and performing arts.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

REQUIRED:

Janet Burroway: A GUIDE TO NARRATIVE CRAFT (eighth edition)
Jerome Stern: MAKING SHAPELY FICTION (any edition).
Strunk and White: THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (any edition).
One additional text still to be decided.

RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE A DEFICIENCY IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX:

Michael Kardos, THE ART AND CRAFT OF FICTION

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Graduate Standing

Students in this class will produce three original short stories and will write second drafts of these stories. Members of this class will read, analyze and evaluate stories by established short story writers as well as stories produced by student writers. Each student will also give an oral report about the work of an established writer of short stories and will lead the class discussion of one story by this writer. Students will also be expected to read all assignments and take an active part in class discussions and workshop sessions.

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