ENGL4103 Studies in Creative Writing

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in English and Literary Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
This unit is designed for students who wish to work on substantial creative writing. Students prepare story outlines, submit writing for workshops and assessment, and read a selection of contemporary works in their chosen genres in order to develop an advanced sense of the possibilities of form in current literary practice.
Students are able to (1) produce compelling and well-developed creative writing; (2) understand the demands and requirements of the process of writing; (3) develop a capacity to facilitate each other's work through constructive commentary; (4) independently identify the strategies used by contemporary artists and where appropriate apply these to their own work; and (5) express original arguments coherently and logically in oral and written formats.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) creative writing outline; (2) folio of creative writing; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Catherine Noske
Unit rules
sufficient units to ensure admission to Honours in English and Cultural Studies
Advisable prior study:
successful completion of at least one undergraduate unit in Creative Writing
Contact hours
seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week for 10 weeks from week 1
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