ENG389H1S - L0501ENG389H1S L5101 T6-9
Professor Robert McGill
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 716
Brief Description of Course: A workshop devoted to the craft of writing short fiction. Topics will include narratorial perspective, plot structure, characterization, genre, setting, and dialogue. Classes will prioritize peer review of students’ work; there will also be discussions of contemporary published texts.
NOTE: Admission is by permission. To be considered, submit one complete short story IN HARD COPY only (5-12 pages, double-spaced) in hard copy to Vala Holmes in the Department of English (JHB 609) by November 1, 2018. Include your name, email address, and student number. No YA fiction or children’s literature, please.
Classmates’ writing; selections of published short fiction.
Method of Instruction:
Method of Evaluation:
Blackboard peer review (10%); class participation (15%); workshop submissions (20%); joint presentation (10%); short writing assignments (20%); portfolio story and preface (25%).