Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Students in this course will explore contemporary creative and critical writing practices and theories, including new media literary cultures. The course aims to enable our graduates to become successful industry practitioners who are engaged with the broader writing community, locally, nationally and on-line. The course is suitable for students majoring in either English or Writing, and students from both streams will learn to contextualise critical and creative work within the contemporary literary field. The course will also prepare students who wish to take an academic pathway to advance to honours and further study.



  • Semester 2 - 2022


    Replacing course(s)

    This course replaces the following course(s): ENGL3000. Students who have successfully completed ENGL3000 are not eligible to enrol in ENGL3014.

    Learning outcomes

    On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate awareness of contemporary debates and issues in English or Creative Writing;

    2. Apply advanced interpretive skills to comprehension of contemporary practice in English or Creative Writing;

    3. Conduct research independently, and to express clear and informed arguments, orally and in writing, on aspects of English or Creative Writing;

    4. Apply practical skills learnt in English or Creative Writing to industry contexts.


    This course will build on the critical and creative skills acquired in undergraduate English and Writing courses and students will be exposed to contemporary genres, texts and authors. The course will equip students with skills in producing and analysing forms of digital literature, and explore an expanded notion of the literary sphere, including on-line writing cultures. Students will also engage with, analyse and/or have the option to participate in, contemporary cultures of writing, publishing and criticism.


    Students cannot enrol in this course if they have previously successfully completed ENGL3000.

    Assessment items

    Written Assignment: Review (20%)

    Written Assignment: Multimedia (40%)

    Proposal / Plan: Plan (20%)

    Presentation: Podcast (20%)

    Contact hours



    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

    Full Term = 12 weeks

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