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Concepts and Practice in Fiction and Poetry
Brainstorm new ways of writing and reflecting on your work. Build worlds and write with genre, identity and gender in mind. Critique theoretical and creative texts. Produce conceptually-driven creative writing pieces that extend your practice.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Develop creative writing and reading skills in relation to concepts, topics, craft, technique and voice
- Apply key theoretical and practical concepts and techniques in creative writing
- Evaluate their own creative writing processes
- Critique and analyse literary and theoretical texts
- Appraise and critique students’ writing in workshop environment
- Short story and narrative 1
- Short story and narrative 2
- Global Writing in English
- Rewriting narratives
- Experimental writing and the postmodern
- Writing other worlds
- Identity and subjectivity
- Writing only week
- New Genres and hybrid genres
- Look back and reflect
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-ENGX233-Creative Writing 2: Concept and Practice (No longer available)
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- GRF-CWR110-Creative Writing, Forms and Structures
- MAQ-ENGX121-Creative Writing 1: An Introduction (No longer available)
- MAQ-ENGX201 (Not currently available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units): ENGL233, ENGL304, ENGL319, ENGX233 Pre-requisite: ENGX1021 or ENGX121 NCCW (2020 and onwards): ENGL2033 Creative Writing 2: Concept and Practice
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
The subject encourages responses to different genres and theoretical approaches to creative writing. It aims to develop practical written and reflective skills, and the capacity to use language and form. It encourages students to attempt new ways of writing, to develop their work into finished texts, and to consciously position these texts within the wider discourse. In this subject, creative writing is taught within contexts of contemporary relevance, in order to broaden students' range and encourage reflection about their writing. Students are expected to develop their creative writing and increase their knowledge about its contexts by producing writing throughout the subject. Subject topics and readings provide literary and theoretical examples to stimulate intellectual and creative enquiry.
- Participatory task (25%)
- Creative work (Minor) (25%)
- Creative work (Major) (50%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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