Introduces students to the study and practice of auto/biography. Will explore a range of texts of the genres and those contemporary theories of the subject which are so pertinent to the writing and reading of auto/biography. Gives students the opportunity to write an auto/biographical piece.
- Writing lives
- Writing the self
- Writing others
- Lives in context
- Writing from the margins
- Political lives: Writing and advocacy
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 auto/biographical theory and practice||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||demonstrate an ability to devise and develop a creative project within a life-writing genre of their own choosing||Creativity|
|3||analyse and interpret a range of critical approaches (for example, feminist, post structural and postcolonial) relevant to auto/biography||Intellectual rigour|
|4||analyse the representations of the subject within discourse and practices of culture||Cultural competence|
|5||identify their own place within those cultural enterprises in which the multiple meanings of the subject are negotiated and performed in the writing of auto/biography.||Creativity||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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