Advanced Creative Writing 2

Course code ENGL3202Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course takes students on further explorations in their genre of specialization. Contemporary and postmodern formations will be examined to apprise students of new creative possibilities. Students will also learn to revise their portfolios as a collection and work on making them publishable.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will have
1. furthered their understanding of the art of creative reading - the ability to identify a good text and use it as a creative model;
2. furthered their ability to analyse literary texts in a coherent way;
3. acquired a deeper knowledge of the different genres, literary tradition and forms;
4. learned more about the mechanics of a good poem, a compelling narrative and creative nonfiction;
5. been exposed to an array of voices from the local to the global and start to develop their own voice;
6. have been acquainted with contemporary developments in their area of specialization.
ContentThis course takes students on further explorations in their genre of specialization. Contemporary and postmodern formations will be examined to apprise students of new creative possibilities. Students will revisit the traditions and forms encountered in earlier courses and learn how contemporary movements dismantle and reassemble them into new structures. Students will also learn to revise their portfolios as a collection and work on making them publishable. Particular attention will be paid to
* contemporary developments in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction;
* comparing local and foreign voices;
* deepening knowledge of forms and traditions of each genre;
* developing a coherent collection of poetry or prose;
* rewriting and editing;
* the skills and techniques of major writers;
* discovering literary exemplars to inspire students.
Replacing Course(s)na
TransitionNo transition arrangements are necessary.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeENGL3201 or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Seminar
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, and participation/workshop critique, up to 5000 words. 100%
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.

Specific instructions about the weighting, timing and word limits of all assessment tasks will be found in the course outline available in the first two weeks of semester.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term