1: Making a Long Story Short
Competence aims in focus:
The aims of the studies are to enable students to:
- have a command of the terminology needed for analysing works of fiction, films and other aesthetic forms of expression
- use a nuanced, well-developed and precise vocabulary to communicate on literature and culture
- summarize, comment on and discuss differing viewpoints in fictional texts
Video: Britannica Classic: What Is a Short Story?
In the first of these videos produced in 1980, American editor and anthologist Clifton Fadiman discusses the elements of a short story. Then you can watch Britannica's dramatization of O. Henry’s classic short story "The Gift of the Magi", which is mentioned in the discussion.
Stories in your pocket: how to write flash fiction (Guardian)(theguardian.
Short and Sweet: Reading and Writing Flash Fiction (Learning Network)http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/short-and-sweet-reading-and-writing-flash-fiction/?_r=0(learning.
blogs. nytimes. com)
A brief survey of the short story (Guardian)(theguardian.
Edgar Allan Poe and the short story(pittsfordschools.
100 great short stories(americanliterature.
Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story(openculture.