LIT221 Creative Writing (8)

This subject aims to develop students' skills in imaginative writing by focussing on specific techniques and genres. It is organised into two modules: short fiction and poetry. The subject will consist of seminars and workshops on various aspects of writing - conceptual, developmental and practical. Tuition by visiting writers-in-residence will be a feature of this subject.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT221. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of some of the formatting, drafting and architectural principles of writing
  • Be able to analyse and assess fiction and poetry
  • Be able to produce successfully completed work in the genres studied
  • Be able to demonstrate and understanding of various editing skills
  • Be able to relate their own writing to the current context of creative writing in Australia

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

MODULE 1 Short fiction with respect to: Structure Character Narrative Mood Metaphor Audience MODULE 2 Poetry with respect to: Shape Style Figurative language Performance/experimentation Performance

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT221 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Prose fiction (short story)
40
2
Poetry
40
3
Workshop participation
20

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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