• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject English
  • Areas of interest English, Literature
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Anika Quayle
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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Contemporary literary stories and those written in genre draw on historical antecedents and/or current literary and theoretical movements. Fables and fairy tales, experiments with realism or magical realism are all present in various forms of the contemporary short story, and stem from writers being influenced by past narratives and/or by reacting to their peers. This course will encourage students to read a variety of classical and contemporary short stories and to experiment with different styles and genres which have developed over the past two centuries, and which are still being questioned or utilised by contemporary authors.
Students will be expected to write two short stories and/or a few chapters of a novel in this course. Draft stories will be revised. The final versions of students' stories will be arrived at through discussion in seminars and workshops, and through the reading of published fiction. The course will include some consideration of the practical processes involved in publishing stories and longer works.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Create prose pieces in two different genres, drawing on or reacting to a published work or works.
  2. Experiment with and revise 2 diverse stories or chapters of a novel, integrating suggestions from writing workshops and/or utilising analysis of published or other students’ creative work.
  3. Research, compare and contrast two stories, making a coherent argument about the relationship between these works.
  4. Reflect on your own creative work in relation to its context, sources and formal qualities, and discuss your writing with respect to published work in a similar style or genre.
  5. Understand and successfully deploy a range of terms and concepts integral to creative writing studies.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Fiction Portfolio: two stories of approximately 4000 words in total, with drafts (60%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2 & 5] (60) [LO 1,2,5]
  2. Written and oral comments on peers' work, 500 words (15%) [Learning Outcome 4] (15) [LO 4]
  3. Essay, 2000 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 3 & 5] (25) [LO 3,5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact: 12 hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials; and

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Masters level program. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ENGL2078.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Preliminary Reading

To be posted on course Wattle site

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3803 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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