English: Creative and Critical Reading
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- 20 Feb 2023
- 12 Jun 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Analyse literary and screen texts from a range of genres (poetry, drama, film, television, short fiction, novels) using multiple methods (critical and creative responses).
- Demonstrate your grasp of key techniques in literary studies, creative and critical reading and writing examined during the semester by producing close readings of selected texts, including creative responses to texts.
- Construct an argument supported by evidence from selected texts.
- Communicate fluently in writing through short answer responses, explications, and essays.
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This subject introduces you to methods of close reading, formal analysis, and creative writing. We work on developing strategies to analyse literary texts and screen texts in detail, to break them down into their component parts, and explain how they work to generate complex meanings. We look closely at how texts are made: from the rhythms of poetry, to the angles of film, and the world-building of novels. As well as critical skills, this subject engages your imaginative and creative skills in response to different narrative forms and genres. When you successfully complete this subject, you will have gained a foundational vocabulary and developed core skills on which to base further studies in English and Writing.
- Analytical Essay (30%)
- Three Short Explications (40%)
- Short Exercises (30%)
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