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Undergraduate | GRF-CWR312 | 2024

Writing Gothic and Speculative Fiction

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Wrap yourself in genre narrative storytelling techniques. Read up on popular and contemporary examples of the Gothic genre. Identify recurring themes and characters. Create written worlds inspired by the Gothic and speculative fiction canons.

Study method
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Start dates
15 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Writing Gothic and Speculative Fiction

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. recognise and understand the genres of Gothic and Speculative Fiction
    2. familiarise yourself with the foundational ideas relevant to these forms of narrative
    3. engage with fiction from the perspective of a writer through skills of close and observant reading
    4. analyse and discuss ideas relevant to creative writing in your own work and that of others
    5. exercise the creative and professional skills of writing, reading, argumentation and analysis through online discussion with your peers based on set readings (some purchased and others provided online).

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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