English | Writing Fiction
W301 | 26984 | Samrat Upadhyay

Samrat Upadhyay

PREREQUISITE:  Requires permission of instructor.

26984 - 9:30a-10:45a TR (15 students) 3 cr.

In this course you will not only read and analyze works of writers
from the past and the present, including your own colleagues', but
also learn to articulate your analytical skills in written critiques
and class discussion. More importantly, you will produce your own
writing (a total of 45-60 pages, stories of varied lengths), a
process which will help you understand, experientially, how various
aspects of the story come together to give it organic unity. You
will read an anthology of international short fiction, representing
a variety of styles and concerns, as well as two story collections.
Overall, this will be a stimulating course, in which
you will be consider and reconsider your own approaches and methods
through reading and critiquing and writing.

To apply, e-mail me (supadhya@indiana.edu) as an attachment a 10-15
page fiction writing sample along with a cover sheet listing your
name, email address, previous creative writing classes and a brief
paragraph stating your reasons for wishing to enroll in this class.
Apply early, well before your registration date. I will give you
authorization via email.