Text, Time and Space

Subject VISM90001 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2
Total Time Commitment: 120
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


Dr Elizabeth Macfarlane


Elizabeth MacFarlane

Subject Overview:

This subject will enable the creative writing student to consider how time and space as cultural and structural concepts are involved in narrative and subject construction. The subject will stimulate a creative engagement with critical theory and will introduce creative students to the many ways in which differing ideas of time and space have been utilised by contemporary writers from a variety of cultures.

  • be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of theories of language, addressing the concepts of subjectivity, temporality and spatiality;
  • be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the international context for their own creative application of concepts of time and space;
  • be able to demonstrate a developed capacity to articulate and communicate knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations; and
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to apply conceptual understandings to creative work.
Assessment: Creative work of 3000 words 60% (due at end of semester), a 1500 word critical reflection 30% (due at end of semester), a written and oral tutorial presentation on critical theory of 500 words 10% (paper is due one week after oral presentation).
Prescribed Texts:

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:
  • show skills in critical reading, critical analysis and oral presentation; and
  • be able to apply theory to creative writing practice.
Related Course(s): Master of Creative Writing (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing
Master of Publishing and Communications

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