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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Anti-requisites

ENG00403 Prose

Unit aim

Introduces students to a range of different writing strategies and techniques for short creative prose, specifically short fiction, through practical work and a range of readings. Students also develop drafting and self-editing skills. This unit is offered once every two years.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introducing the short story

Topic 2: Structure

Topic 3: Voice, character, and point of view

Topic 4: Language and style

Topic 5: The development of the short story

Topic 6: The short story in the Americas

Topic 7: Australasian short stories

Topic 8: Genre and the short story

Topic 9: Experimental, new, and subversive writing

Topic 10: Other short forms

Topic 11: Publishing short stories in Australia

Topic 12: Review week

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 develop a regular writing practice and engage in rewriting of your own work by using workshopping techniques and critical practices
2 make constructive criticism of your own and others' writing projects
3 recognise a range of writing strategies and critical practices in the literary and nonliterary within various genres
4 explore relationships between authorship, point of view and identity, intertextuality and postmodern strategies, gender and genre, language and cultural representation
5 understand the notion of place and its influence on the subjectivity of the writer, reader and the text, and the ways in which this contributes to ideologies of nationhood and culture.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop a regular writing practice and engage in rewriting of your own work by using workshopping techniques and critical practices
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. make constructive criticism of your own and others' writing projects
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. recognise a range of writing strategies and critical practices in the literary and nonliterary within various genres
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. explore relationships between authorship, point of view and identity, intertextuality and postmodern strategies, gender and genre, language and cultural representation
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  5. understand the notion of place and its influence on the subjectivity of the writer, reader and the text, and the ways in which this contributes to ideologies of nationhood and culture.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.