Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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


Previously coded ENH3981


Building on the skills developed in ATS2517, to develop skills in genre writing. In the atmosphere of workshops, guided by debate and a selection of short stories, students will experiment in a range of genres: Realism; New Writing; Historical Fiction; Cultural interactions; Gothic, Fantasy and the Supernatural; Crime; Re-visioning the Classic; Ficto-criticism; Writing for Children. It will pay attention to revising, editing and presenting a manuscript for publication. Delivered through the semester, 'The Writers and their World' series comprising talks by major authors, publishers and editors will give a colourful glimpse into the world of creative writers and the publishing industry.


At the conclusion of this subject students will have:

  • Been introduced to writing and reading in a variety of fictional sub-genres
  • Become better acquainted with the publishing industry
  • Developed their editing and revising skills
  • Written short stories in the genres of their choice for possible publication
  • Shared and responded to the writing of their colleagues
  • Developed their critical reading skills
  • Taken both inspiration and direction from prominent local writers
  • Related current critical debates about writing to their own work


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

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Workload requirements

One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour workshop per week or 22 hours per semester

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