Introduces students to the study and practice of creative nonfiction. This unit will explore a range of texts including non-fiction novels, literary journalism, memoir, personal essays, travel/food writing and eco-critical writing. Students will engage with critical issues in the writing and reading of creative nonfiction and write their own creative nonfiction piece. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice and engage in reflection on their own work using analytical and interpretation skills.
- Introduction: The art and craft of creative nonfiction (background and critical review information)
- Personal essays/memoir
- Literary journalism
- Travel/food writing
- Eco-critical writing/fictocriticism
- Nonfiction novels
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 the ability to explore issues in creative nonfiction writing||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||evaluate issues with reference to ethical principles in creative nonfiction writing||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|3||demonstrate proficiency in creative nonfiction writing.||Creativity|
- Gutkind, L, 2012, You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction – from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between, 1st edn, Da Capo Lifelong Books, Boston. ISBN: 978-0738215549.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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