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Creative Writing 2: Concept and Practice
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:
- identify key theoretical and practical concepts and integrate them in creative writing
- compose several pieces of conceptually developed creative writing
- employ written and language skills in different creative writing contexts
- reflect on student’s own creative writing processes
- critique and analyse literary and theoretical texts
- appraise and critique students’ writing in workshop environment
- demonstrate professional skills appropriate to the subject.
- Story and narrative - Short story (1)
- Story and narrative - Short story (2)
- Global writing
- Rewriting narratives
- Postmodern story
- Writing other worlds
- Identity and subjectivity
- Writing gender
- Hybrid Genres
- Eco poetry
This subject extends the practical work and learning methodologies of ENGX121. It is based on seminar workshops, lectures, and practical writing activities. 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.
- Assignment 1 (10%)
- Assignment 2 (30%)
- Assignment 3 — Final (40%)
- Online forum and workshops (20%)