ENGL 365

Fiction Workshop: Linked Narratives

Prerequisite: ENGL 106. Stories in collections of narratives linked by theme, setting, and/or character function both individually and as a unified whole. What are the pleasures and achievements of such collections? Is there a particular narrative that lends itself to this treatment? How are such stories different from chapters in novels? Collections of linked narratives will serve as models for students as they write their own series of linked stories and examine the pleasures, challenges, and opportunities of the form. Offered alternate years. III.O, III.W, V.6b