Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2.5-hour tutorial-workshop for 12 weeks |
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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CoordinatorDr Elizabeth Macfarlane, Prof Kevin Brophy
Prof Kevin Brophy
Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane
In this subject students will explore principles of the craft and theory of writing short fiction including graphic narrative. 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 this subject students should have:
Written response to video lectures. Responses to lectures, and questions relating to the lectures. 1000 words 20% (due each week), online essay. Compare and contrast two short stories using skills and knowledge from the course. 1000 words 20% (due at the end of semester), short Fiction. A piece of original short fiction. 2000 words, with a brief (half-page) outline of aims and influences 50% (due at the end of semester) and regular attendance and participation. Including presenting a draft of work in progress for workshopping during 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 for purchase.
|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.
Creative Writing |
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Creative Writing
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Creative Writing
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Creative Writing |
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