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Undergraduate | CUR-PWP210 | 2024
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Reflect the spirit of the times in your creative writing. Play with non-fiction, opinion and magazine forms. Use your writing to address cultural touchstones like music, television, cinema and sports. Build an awareness of changing genres and issues.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and describe the characteristics of selected narrative nonfiction genres, forms and styles
- experiment with a variety of writing techniques, genres and forms
- critically analyse the influence of these genres, forms and styles in contemporary everyday life
- evaluate the role and significance of narrative nonfiction genres and styles in creating and reflecting the spirit of the times.
- Introduction to narrative nonfiction, which is a genre that uses styles and techniques from fiction in order to create factual narratives. Narrative nonfiction can include feature writing, personal essays, memoir, biography and more.
This subject was previously known as Writing the Zeitgeist.
This subject introduces you to narrative nonfiction, including its role and significance in creating and reflecting the spirit of the times. You will explore, analyse and experiment with a range of written creative nonfiction forms and topics including memoir, personal essay and review. The aim of the subject is to provide you with a critical understanding of the influence of narrative nonfiction in contemporary life, to provide practice in writing in a variety of forms, and to enhance awareness of changing genres, styles and issues.
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