Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2.5-hour tutorial-workshop for 12 weeks and 9 x 1-hour on-line lectures. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170-hours across the semester, including class time.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
106-105/CWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
106-202 Short Fiction
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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Prof Kevin Brophy
In this subject students will explore principles of the craft and theory of writing short narrative fiction. Students will read a variety of fiction texts from the beginning of the modernist era to contemporary fiction, ranging from Gogol to Chekhov, Hemingway, Faulkner, Munro, Garner, Keret and others.
On completion of the subject students should have:
Written work totalling 4000 words comprising: 2500 words of fiction, with additional brief notes on influences and aims (due at end of semester) 55%; brief weekly responses to electronically delivered lectures (submitted online during semester) 15%; 1500 word online essay responding to examples of contemporary short fiction (48-hour exam during the final week of semester) 20%; participation in tutorial-workshops throughout semester 10%. This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at tutorials (10 out of 12). Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day (50%per week). In-class and online tasks submitted late without approval will not receive feedback. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
Students who have completed 760-202 Short Fiction or 760-104 Writing Fiction are not eligible to enrol in this subject. This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts (Continuing) and Bachelor of Creative Arts students and may be credited towards a major in Creative Writing in either course.
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Creative Writing |
Creative Writing Major
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Creative Writing |
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