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Learn the genre rules and see how experienced writers break them. Fall in love with romance writing and detective novels. Obsess over fan fiction and blogging. Mark the places where genres can mix and match while researching genre and culture theory.
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- 29 Jul 2019
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
At the completion of this subject students have developed the following skills:
- Identify, analyse and evaluate key genre markers and discourse.
- Develop research and writing skills that will enable students to write genre pieces.
- Demonstrate critical skills, informed by cultural theories, that enable students to evaluate genre writing using appropriate academic frameworks.
- What is genre?
- Mixing genres
- Transgressing/transgressive genres
- Detective fiction
- Gothic fiction and vampirism
- Autobiography and the blog
- Fan fiction
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as CLT340 Genre Writing.
In short: This is hands on exploration of genre writing, but also a chance for fans to play with creation, and creators to use theory to help understand their practice. There’s lots of opportunity for analysis, practice and questioning why writers do what they do, looking at the effect their cultural practice has on readers and other writers.
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (30%)
- Assignment 3 (50%)
Textbook information is pending.
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