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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Reading as a Writer
    • Journaling as a writer and reader
    • Theories of Creativity
    • Literary theory (eg formalism, new criticism)
    • Critical and Cultural theory
    • Case studies on using theory to enrich writing
  • Study resources
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

After successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Identify, critically evaluate, and analytically reflect on the theories and methodologies of literary and creativity theory relevant to writing and reading practice
  2. Demonstrate a high level of reflexivity in evaluating which theoretical approaches to reading and writing can be applied to their own writing and critically analyse the choices of theory by their classmates 
  3. Generate a piece of writing that applies the complex knowledge, skills and methods of literary theory to a narrative or document and demonstrate a mastery of specific elements of writing practice.
  • Assignment 1 - 30%-40% (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - 60%-70% (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-LPW600

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject focuses on the relationship between literary theories and how we write. It guides students through the production of a piece of writing that employs a theoretical lens of the student’s choice.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

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