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Unit description

Introduces students to a range of popular and literary genres and encourages them to study these genres in both practical and critical ways. Students will work creatively and critically with the aesthetic conventions, textual strategies, ideologies and histories of a range of genres.

Unit content

  • Introduction to Writing Genre
  • Realisms: social realism, grunge, magic realism, hyperrealism
  • Travel, food, nature (place), art, sport
  • Crime
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Romance

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:
1understand critical analysis of genre writing, including the differences between literary and popular genres, and the cultural, ideological, and aesthetic factors that have determined the development of specific genres
2recognise and understand the various conventions and writing strategies that underpin a range of genres and understand how those conventions may be used in a subversive manner
3demonstrate an ability to write within or critically subvert the conventions of a genre/genres of their own choosing
4reflect critically and constructively on their own and others' writing.

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

  1. understand critical analysis of genre writing, including the differences between literary and popular genres, and the cultural, ideological, and aesthetic factors that have determined the development of specific genres
  2. recognise and understand the various conventions and writing strategies that underpin a range of genres and understand how those conventions may be used in a subversive manner
  3. demonstrate an ability to write within or critically subvert the conventions of a genre/genres of their own choosing
  4. reflect critically and constructively on their own and others' writing.

Teaching and assessment

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