Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2.5-hour workshop per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 102-hours across the semester, including class time.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
106-310 Novels; 106-026 Wrting Extended Fiction; 760-253 Theory & Practice of Fiction
|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. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Grant Caldwell
Dr Grant Caldwell
This subject is designed to help students conceive, research and begin the writing of a novel, and to articulate an understanding of contemporary novels. It will introduce students to theoretical and historical approaches to the understanding and practice of extended narrative or novel writing. Students will read a variety of narrative-based and theoretical texts with emphasis on contemporary works. The focus of this subject is on the production of the student's own extended work of fiction, the major assessment being on an extract, preferably the opening part of that work.
On completion of the subject students should have:
2500 words of narrative fiction as part of a longer work (plus a 500 word introduction discussing the conception and development of the work. This will be mandatory but not marked as part of the assessment) 65% (workshopped in class and due at end of semester). An essay of 1500 words discussing the complete reading of at least one of the novels from the Reader and at least one text in the Reader 25% (due at end of semester). Participation (including leading a weekly discussion) 10%. This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. 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 will be able to:
Students who have completed 106-026 Writing Extended Fiction or 760-253 Theory and Practice of Fiction are not eligible to enrol in this subject. This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Creative Arts and may be credited towards a major in Creative Writing in either course.
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Creative Writing |
Creative Writing Major
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