Introduces students to a range of different writing strategies and techniques for short creative prose, specifically short fiction, through practical work and a range of readings. Students also develop drafting and self-editing skills. This unit is offered once every two years.
Topic 1: Introducing the short story
Topic 2: Structure
Topic 3: Voice, character, and point of view
Topic 4: Language and style
Topic 5: The development of the short story
Topic 6: The short story in the Americas
Topic 7: Australasian short stories
Topic 8: Genre and the short story
Topic 9: Experimental, new, and subversive writing
Topic 10: Other short forms
Topic 11: Publishing short stories in Australia
Topic 12: Review week
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||develop a regular writing practice and engage in rewriting of your own work by using workshopping techniques and critical practices||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||make constructive criticism of your own and others' writing projects||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||recognise a range of writing strategies and critical practices in the literary and nonliterary within various genres||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||explore relationships between authorship, point of view and identity, intertextuality and postmodern strategies, gender and genre, language and cultural representation||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|5||understand the notion of place and its influence on the subjectivity of the writer, reader and the text, and the ways in which this contributes to ideologies of nationhood and culture.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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