Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Arts, fourth year honours or the Masters in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Anthony Birch
|Subject Overview:||This subject deals with a range of forms within the genre of fiction, with a particular although not exclusive focus on the short story - one of the lasting forms of modern creative writing, but one peculiarly receptive to intellectual and artistic movements. The subject is seminar based and engages with a range of narrative forms that compliment short fiction, in addition to the reading and discussion of fiction. Themes and texts that may be included will be essays on the production and craft of writing, the translation of works of fiction into other media, such as cinema, theatre and fine art. The subject may also look at specific forms of fiction such and the 'linked collection' of short fiction, thematic anthologies, and single-authored collections produced around physical, social, ethical, ideological and psychological themes.|
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
|Assessment:||5000 words consisting of a 3,000 word short story or first chapter of a proposed manuscript (60%) due at the end of the semester, and a 2000 word essay on an aspect of fiction writing presented during the semester (40%). Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. All required written work must be submitted in order to pass the subject.|
A subject reader will be available from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will acquire skills in:
Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing |
Creative Writing |
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