Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma, postgraduate certificate or fourth year honours in English or creative writing.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorProf John Frow
The subject teaches an understanding of genres in their social, historical and theoretical contexts. It will focus on the analysis of texts working in a range of literary and non-literary genres (the joke, the blog, the crime novel, the curse, the novel of manners, the elegy, the advertisement), and will then build on the categories of analysis developed in the practical criticism of these genres to examine more general theoretical issues, examining the structural features of different genres, their social contexts and histories and the work of writers who have radically intervened in different genres. The subject will encourage writers to gain a deeper understanding of the genres in which they wish to write, using the discussed genres as examples and will encourage literature students to investigate and/or critique genres. Both creative writing and literary theory students will engage in the examination of theoretical issues. Creative writing students may negotiate a form of assessment which involves creative work.
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
A class presentation and written paper of 1000 words 20% (due during weeks 2-10 of the semester) and written work of 4000 words 80% (due at the end of semester). Students must attend 75% of tutorials, and will be excluded from the subject if they fail to meet this minimum without reasonable excuse.
A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to: |
Creative Writing |
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