Mar 6, 2010, 10:16 PM
Post #1732 of 2090
@Les That conference on short stories is right up my alley. I wish I had time to write a paper for the conference (but I just don't). Incidentally, one of the main (only?) short story "theorists" is Susan Lohafer, who teaches at Iowa, and was one of the main draws for me to apply to the critical program. I write short stories; I love short stories; I'm a short story advocate. Genre theory about the short story fascinates me.
@Seth I'm troubled by the description of the split between the IWW and the English department at Iowa. It was exactly the same way at USC with the english department and the MPW program. I firmly believe that healthier departments are more integrated. While there may always be distrust between creative writers and critics, I hated (at USC) having to petition and fight just to take ONE class in the english department. In the end, it never counted toward my degree. I've leery of entering into something similar at Iowa. But, if the summer classes could be worked out (e.g. the instructor has to approve my manuscript, but I don't have to pay for the class, since it is an official graduate Iowa offering), I could probably come to terms with it.
@bordercrosser Nice work with all of these apps! Congrats!
(This post was edited by bktv on Mar 6, 2010, 10:18 PM)