ENGL 348

Fiction Workshop: The Long Story

Prerequisite: ENGL 106. The long story or novella seems to fall into a middle distance between the novel and the short story. In their unique suspension of a narrative over time, novellas and long stories have neither the luxury of a novel’s length nor the constraint of a short story. What are the possibilities and characteristics and challenges of the form? Students will both read examples of long stories and novellas and, over the course of the semester, write one of their own. Offered alternate years. III.O, III.W, V.6b