LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Draft Creative Work20%
Final Creative Work40%
Critical review30%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Draft Creative Work20%
Final Creative Work40%
Critical review30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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