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.
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||recognise a range of writing strategies and features of the short story form|
|2||demonstrate an ability to devise and develop a short story within the genre of their own choosing|
|3||understand their own writing practice in the context of short fiction forms, genres, and traditions|
|4||reflect critically and constructively on their own and others' writing.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- recognise a range of writing strategies and features of the short story form
- demonstrate an ability to devise and develop a short story within the genre of their own choosing
- understand their own writing practice in the context of short fiction forms, genres, and traditions
- reflect critically and constructively on their own and others' writing.
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