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Action!: Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media Conference

In March 2011 Updates on August 2, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Thaïs will be presenting original research entitled “Attempts at Historical Revisionism to Reclaim the Legacy and Empowerment of Female Performers in GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” at the Action!: Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media Conference.

This conference will be hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO) at the University of Pittsburgh from September 29th-30th, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside, Department of Literature.

Short Story Masterpieces

In March 2011 Updates on August 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm

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Survey American and British short fiction written in the 20th and 21st century. Analyze ambitious, self-consciously literary short fiction published in magazines, as well as violent and sensational genre short stories originally published in pulp magazines. Consider what each has to teach about the conventions and concerns of short fiction and the value of literature as opposed to a good story. By the end of the course, you should be able to recognize how elements of fiction are used in short fiction, the differences between genre and literary short fiction, the influence of changing cultural values and social mores on literary works, and what a short story demonstrates about the nature of fiction and the value of storytelling.

Starting on September 16, 2017, Thaïs will teach a 10-week literature course entitled, Short Story Masterpieces (course code: ENGLISH X436 – 002). This course will be held on Saturdays (excluding major holidays) from 1pm – 4pm in-person at UC Berkeley Extension’s Downtown Berkeley Campus.

Required reading material includes 100 Years of The Best American Short Stories edited by Lorrie Moore.

Course Fee: $625.00

To enroll and learn more, please visit:

Exciting Announcements from Zoetrope: All-Story

In March 2011 Updates on August 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Zoetrope All Story Summer 2017 Issue Cover

Jeff Bridges guest designed the Summer 2017 Issue (Vol. 21, No. 2) of Francis Ford Coppola’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, where Thaïs volunteers as an editorial reader. This issue features stories by Karen Russell, Lily Tuck, Patrick Flanery, and Anton Chekhov.

This issue is available for purchase on the Zoetrope: All-Story website:

The magazine’s Short Fiction Competition is now accepting entries. The guest judge is Maile Meloy. Before October 2, enter your best work here: