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Unit description

Introduces students to the theories and practices involved in a range of innovative and experimental writing techniques used in a number of genres/forms. Students will be encouraged to experiment with and make practical use of the aesthetic conventions and textual strategies read about and discussed in the course in their own writing.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction: Experimental/innovative writing

Topic 2 Language unhinged

Topic 3 The art of the mundane

Topic 4 Restriction-innovation

Topic 5 Hybridity, intertextuality and interdisciplinarity

Topic 6 Technologies of writing

Topic 7 Identity, subjectivity, the posthuman and more-than-human

Topic 8 Time

Topic 9 Absurdity

Topic 10 Global-local

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the major literary innovations of the 20th and 21st centuriesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2identify and use writing strategies involved in experimenting with and writing against conventional writing techniques in a variety of literary forms and genresCreativity
3understand how issues of identity have contributed to major changes in literary and popular genres and modes of writingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which changes to technology have contributed to new writing modes and genresCreativity
5demonstrate the ways in which the theoretical and practical premises discussed in this course have enhanced their own writing praxis.Creativity

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the major literary innovations of the 20th and 21st centuries
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify and use writing strategies involved in experimenting with and writing against conventional writing techniques in a variety of literary forms and genres
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. understand how issues of identity have contributed to major changes in literary and popular genres and modes of writing
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which changes to technology have contributed to new writing modes and genres
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. demonstrate the ways in which the theoretical and practical premises discussed in this course have enhanced their own writing praxis.
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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