E 380F • Literature for Writers: The Short-Short Story
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
For graduate students in the creative writing programs, both within and beyond the English Department. A reading course in the short-short story, of which students will also be asked to write several different types. Potential topics include attempts to generalize about the short-short; possible typologies of the short-short; and forms such as prose poems and flash fiction.
The following, or similar, collections:
Ed. Rbt. Shapard and James Thomas, Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories.
____________________, Sudden Fiction, International.
Ed. Jerome Stern, Micro-Fiction: An Anthology of Really Short Stories.
Ed. David Lehman, Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present.
Woolf, Virginia, "A Haunted House," "Monday or Tuesday," and "The Mark on the Wall."