Undergraduate | LTU-CPW3001 | 2024
Editing and Publishing
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Editing and Publishing
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Analyse and evaluate key terms and concepts in the field of biographical and historical fiction studies.
- Analyse and articulate the creative and critical contexts of the prescribed texts.
- Demonstrate critical writing and research skills appropriate for third-year level
- Demonstrate creative writing and research skills appropriate for third-year level.
- Writing Modern Lives
- Writing Nineteenth-Century Lives
- Writing Colonial Lives
- Writing Early Modern Lives
- Writing Medieval Lives
- Writing Classical Lives
In recent years, fictions and popular biographies about people from the past have featured prominently on bestseller lists and in literary awards. Why do writers and readers turn to these representations with such enthusiasm? In this subject we analyse the social and cultural significance of narrative encounters with people from the past. We consider how readers, creators and critics engage with them, and with their historical contexts. We ask: What are the ethical dilemmas of such creative and critical practices? How do understandings of gender, sexuality, race, dis/ability and class intersect in these works? How might they challenge our view of the current moment and its various prejudices? How do they offer new ways to imagine past, present and future identities? Students will engage with these questions through textual analysis, research and the development of creative work.
This is a level 3 subject delivered as an online intensive. Please consider the pre-requisites before enrolling. This subject includes daytime live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Oral presentation (1000 words equivalency) (25%)
- 1000-word essay (25%)
- 2000-word creative pieceBased on analysis of critical and creative texts, students will generate a piece of creative writing that engages with key concepts analysed within the subject. (50%)
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Pre-requisites: Student must have completed 60 credit points of Level two subjects.
No additional requirements
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