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American Microfictions

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

American Microfictions

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

While the accepted length of a short story has always been somewhat vague, here you will see what kinds of storytelling feats can be accomplished with a drastically limited word count. Dive into microfictions written by Professor Cognard-Black and her writing students to see how even the briefest pieces can contain entire narrative worlds.


August 31, 2019
Every time this professor resorts to the cliched academic phrase "In this way", she should donate liberally to the Transnational Foundation for the Elimination and Ridicule of Pretentious Academese.