Faculty of Arts
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.
Previously coded HSY4730
This unit aims to develop craftsmanship in historical prose. Through the study of historians, literary theorists and selected historical novelists. The primary orientation of the unit is practical and confessional rather than theoretical. Practical issues include setting the writer in context, story-telling, description, explanation, beginnings and endings, transitions, scene-setting, characterisation, placing oneself in the text, addressing different readerships, documentation and the onus of proof, irony and the use of different voices and tropes, and formal and colloquial prose.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Essays and writing exercises (9000 words): 100%
2 hour seminar per week