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Not offered in 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to a range of popular and literary genres including memoir, the fantastic, YA fiction and crime fiction. Students will explore these genres in both practical and critical ways, developing writing skills through engaging with close study of aesthetic conventions, textual strategies and critical analysis. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice and engage in reflection on their own work using analytical and interpretation skills.

Unit content

1. Introduction to writing genres and exegesis information

2. Memoir

3. The Fantastic: Sci-fi, fantasy, gothic, horror

4. YA fiction

5. Crime fiction

6. Writing within and across genre boundaries

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply theoretical ideas to understand genre conventions
2develop proficiency in at least one discipline within the range of writing genres
3demonstrate an understanding of the nature of genres in the creative writing discipline.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply theoretical ideas to understand genre conventions
  2. develop proficiency in at least one discipline within the range of writing genres
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the nature of genres in the creative writing discipline.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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