Short Fiction (TRU3041)

30 credits

This module will develop your writing practices by focusing on the short story. The module introduces a range of approaches to the genre from the traditional to the innovative. Published short fiction in English, along with short fiction translated from other languages, will serve as models toward a broad knowledge of the form. Through practical exercises and workshop discussions of your own short fiction, you will develop awareness and understanding of textual forms, content, and style. You will also develop an appreciation of the processes involved in writing short fiction, including drafting, revising, editing, developing ideas, and awareness of audience. On completion of the module, you will have developed an appreciation of a range of short stories and their technical qualities—including narrative structures, voice, character, and the role of conflict.