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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will have developed the following skills:

  1. Develop research and writing skills that will enable students to write narrative journalism pieces.
  2. Identify and critique key issues in the production of narrative journalism.
  3. Demonstrate critical skills, informed by cultural theories, that will enable students to re-evaluate the historical identity of the writer and the relationship between writing, subjectivity and representation.
    • From Great Writers to the death of the author
    • Writing the self
    • Narrative
    • Writing and the Truth
    • Conceptulisation
    • Publishing
    • Editing
    • Workshopping
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-CLT230


You must complete Level 1 Cultural Studies before starting this subject.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as CLT230 Narrative Journalism.

This subject is designed for students who are interested in exploring writing both creatively and critically. The aim of this subject is to help students develop their own skills and knowledge as creative writers. It will do this in two ways:

  • via a series of lectures on key theoretical issues to do with writing, such as the historical identity of the writer, the nature of narrative, the relationship between writing and subjectivity and the representation of truth
  • via workshopping students’ writing projects.

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (50%)

Textbooks are not required.

Related degrees

undergraduate MAQ-ART-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Ancient History
  • Major in English
  • Major in Modern History
  • Major in Philosophy
  • Major in Politics
  • Major in Society and Culture
  • Major in Sociology
  • Major in Creative Writing