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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Chandani Lokuge


Previously coded ENH4265


This unit will extend students' skills as 'informed' writers and readers by reviewing a range of writings by 'creative writers' themselves (novelists, dramatists and poets) on the creative process: inspiration and imagination, the real and the fictive, the metaphysics of language, women's themes, and the moral and political role of the artist in society. Students will examine 'canonical' creative texts alongside essays, fugitive pieces and literary manifestoes by living writers and use them as models for their own creative writing experiments. It will appeal to aspiring creative writers, and those seeking careers in related areas like publishing, reviewing and teaching.


An edited anthology of short fiction which includes a selection of texts (not included in word count), author biographies, scholarly introduction and explanatory notes (4500 words): 40%
Folio of short fiction and exegesis, OR an essay on a given topic (4500 words): 50%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Chandani Lokuge

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week