Introduces students to the theories and practices involved in a range of innovative and experimental writing techniques used in a number of genres/forms. Students will be encouraged to experiment with and make practical use of the aesthetic conventions and textual strategies read about and discussed in the course in their own writing.
Topic 1 Introduction: Experimental/innovative writing
Topic 2 Language unhinged
Topic 3 The art of the mundane
Topic 4 Restriction-innovation
Topic 5 Hybridity, intertextuality and interdisciplinarity
Topic 6 Technologies of writing
Topic 7 Identity, subjectivity, the posthuman and more-than-human
Topic 8 Time
Topic 9 Absurdity
Topic 10 Global-local
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the major literary innovations of the 20th and 21st centuries||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify and use writing strategies involved in experimenting with and writing against conventional writing techniques in a variety of literary forms and genres||Creativity|
|3||understand how issues of identity have contributed to major changes in literary and popular genres and modes of writing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which changes to technology have contributed to new writing modes and genres||Creativity|
|5||demonstrate the ways in which the theoretical and practical premises discussed in this course have enhanced their own writing praxis.||Creativity|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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