Comically Concerned writes:
My question comes in two parts. First, I write comic fiction (pale imitations of Wodehouse and Waugh, mostly). I don't enjoy most of the deadly-serious "literary" fiction that seems to be in vogue at the moment; and I find that when I try to write a strictly serious story the process is unenjoyable and the result is pretty lifeless. So, generally speaking, do you think someone like me would benefit from an MFA? Would I be a fish out of water? (Don't get me wrong: I enjoy treating serious subjects, just from a comic and/or satiric point of view.)
Second, are there any programs in particular that cater to comic writers? I've learned from a previous post on your site that George Saunders is at Syracuse, and that Aimee Bender is at USC (or has she left?). Those seem like plausible options. But are there any others?
I don't think CC would be a fish out of water at all. But as far as particular programs go, I'm currently at a loss. Can readers help us out here?