- Code ENGL1015
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest Drama, English, Literature
How do contemporary authors write prose, poetry and drama? And how did writers learn their craft before creative writing courses? This introductory course emphasizes writing process and revision through encouraging students to write and develop their own prose, poetry and drama, and by using writers’ manuscripts and published works as examples. The unit teaches close reading and analysis of published prose, poetry and drama as the means by which writers historically learned to write, and as a skill necessary for revising drafts. Through attentive reading of contemporary and twentieth century literature from a range of cultural perspectives, students will understand the differences between genres, the social and political sources for creative work and will develop their skills as writers of diverse and engaging texts. The course will include discussion of editing, publishing and performance.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse and
describe poetry, prose and dramatic texts in manuscript and published form,
demonstrating an understanding of how literary and dramatic texts are created
- Write and
revise creative work in at least two genres, integrating suggestions from
tutorials and/or utilising analysis of published creative work to modify your
- Perform a
detailed formal analysis of a published work, making a coherent argument about
the relationships between context, form and content in that work.
research for creative and scholarly work
- Find, use and
cite appropriate and relevant secondary sources using an established
1 x Reading journal (1000 words, 15%) LO 1
1 x essay (1500 words, 35%) (LOs 1, 3, 4, 5)
1 x portfolio of creative work (2500 words, 50%) (LOs 2, 4 & 5)
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
James Wood, How Fiction Works, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008; Kinzie, Mary. ‘Line and Half-Meaning.’ A Poet’s Guide to Poetry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9773||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person||N/A|