Advanced Creative Writing 2

Course code ENGL3202
Not available in 2015

Description

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.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

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 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.

Assumed Knowledge

ENGL3201 or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Two or more written assignments

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

workshop/lecture/seminar