The con is that hyped writers like Thomas Beller and Lorrie Moore are teaching an archaic form of creative writing that will be irrelevant in a new literary world in which writers will need to connect with readers as quickly as possible. Here’s an example of the hype of the con:
The question: How much will Vanderbilt students pay for a creative writing degree which will be essentially useless? There are, after all, only so many such university teaching positions to go around.
To read an examination of the art of Lorrie Moore, see the new post at American Pop Lit, here: