Mystery and Manners: The American Short Story (EAS3238)

30 credits

This module will develop your ability to write short fiction, through practice – in workshop-style seminars – and through critical appreciation, which will include close reading of four masters of the American short story: Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. You will gain an informed understanding of the techniques and varieties of short fiction, of narrative, content, style and delivery, and the confidence and skills to draft, polish and edit your own original work.

Aimed at creative writing students who wish to develop and hone their fiction-writing skills, and students who would like to explore this aspect of American literature through creative practice.