units

ATS2517

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Chandani Lokuge

Notes

Previously coded ENH2980

Synopsis

In the collaborative atmosphere of workshops, students will use a range of set readings to experiment with the elements of fiction: narrative technique and point of view, characterization, story, plotting and action, setting, figurative language etc., editing skills and preparing a manuscript for publication. The workshops will integrate reading, writing and editing skills through three activities: the study of a wide range of texts which will be used as models for students' creative explorations; writing exercises designed to develop students' skills in aspects of short story writing; editing of students' own writing and that of their colleagues and offering constructive criticism.

Outcomes

By the conclusion of this subject students should have:

  1. Been introduced to the elements of short fiction and gained hands-on experience in writing short stories.
  2. Responded critically and imaginatively to a diverse range of short stories from Australia and beyond.
  3. Related current critical debate about creative writing to their own work.
  4. Developed editing and revision skills.
  5. Extended their awareness of the requirements of the publishing industry.

Assessment

Written work: 50%
Exam: 40%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Two hours (One 1 hour lecture and one 1 hour workshop) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A gateway unit in Literary Studies, Film and Screen Studies, Communications, Theatre, or a first year sequence in Performance or permission of the unit coordinator.