VIC275H1: Creative Writing Short Fiction Application

Please complete the following application to be considered for enrolment in VIC275H1 Creating Writing: Short Fiction . The deadline to apply is July 1, 2017.  No late applications will be accepted.

Course Description

VIC275H1 F- Creative Writing Short Fiction
Professor J. Bemrose

Alice Munro’s winning of the Nobel Prize has helped elevate the short story to a new level of regard. Not simply a poor cousin of the novel, the short story is an exquisitely demanding form in its own right, combining the compression of poetry with the psychological range usually associated with much longer works. 

In this seminar students will study a variety of short stories, with the aim of writing stories of their own. We will focus on such authors as Chekhov, Lawrence, Hemingway, Gordimer, Gallant, Munro, and Atwood, as well as some exciting newer talents, among them Junot Diaz and Lorrie Moore. We’ll also examine many technical issues including structure, the life of sentences and the handling of time, as well as the unique demands of the short story form. 

Students will complete a few in-class exercises and take-home assignments, but the main project for the semester will be to write a short story. Consultations with the instructor will be an important part of this process, mirroring the relationship that professional writers have with their editors.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

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VIC275H1: Creative Writing Short Fiction Application

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Please attach ONE sample of your prose fiction writing (max 2 pages)
*** Please ensure that your writing sample document contains your full name and student number. ***

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