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Unit Overview


This unit is designed for students to consider the research possibilities within creative practice. It introduces students to creative writing as a research discipline. It examines various facets of the discipline and offers the opportunity to work on a project of substantial creative writing in any form. Students will also submit writing for workshop and read a selection of contemporary research/creative works in order to develop an advanced sense of the possibilities in current literary practice. Finally, this unit will consider the intersections between theory in creative writing and literary studies.

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)]

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) research outline; (2) folio of creative writing; and (3) participation (online). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Catherine Noske (00090476)
Unit rules
Enrolment in HON-EGLST English and Literary Studies
Enrolment in
12520 Master of Translation Studies and permission from the unit coordinator
Advisable prior study
Successful completion of
at least one undergraduate unit in Creative Writing
Contact hours
3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.