Section 1: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00-2:50 PM

Professor: Sean Lovelace

In this class we will continue many of the concepts of English 307, with an expectation of advanced complexity. The class will focus on student and professional manuscripts in the genre of FLASH FICTION (complete stories—with interest in structure, language, and theme—with a word count under 750 words). We will discuss the spectrum of lyricism versus narrative, and all points in-between. We will read a wide variety of flash fiction texts and critical essays on the genre by professional authors. We will create many (six or more) of our own flash fiction drafts, in a wide variety of schools, from realism to surrealism. And we will workshop those drafts, focusing on constructive feedback and considered revision.

Texts:

  • Oh Baby by Kim Chinquee
  • Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • Murder in the Dark by Margaret Atwood
  • Flash Fiction 72 Very Short Stories by Thomas, Thomas, Hazuka
  • Handouts and online texts

Contact Professor Lovelace (salovelace@bsu.edu) with any questions.

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