20 credits at level HE6
A critical examination of contemporary practice in creative writing focussing on the close examination and analysis of outstanding and influential examples of drama, poetry and prose. This is likely to include the Identification of writing strategies employed in these works, analysis of their provenance and their influence on other contemporary writers and on the student's own writing. Students may choose to concentrate on one form or work across disciplines. The work students choose to study may be examples of both outstanding quality and craft in conventional creative work and challenges to and subversions of conventional techniques.
Each student will propose his or her own area of a study which will be agreed with the module tutor in advance. This may be, for example, an examination of a text, or a range of texts, a particular field of creative writing, the work of a particular writer, or connections between various forms or genres of writing. Each student will be allocated to a smaller seminar group and will lead a workshop/presentation/discussion(s) within that group.
Introduction and outline of the module. Submission of proposals to the module tutor for in-depth tutorial. Planning and allocation of student-led seminar groups. Student-led seminar groups deliver their presentations. Moodle VLE will be used to facilitate sharing between and within seminar groups. Assessment will be by coursework.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have an increased understanding and experience of contemporary practice in creative writing. Be able to identify good practice in either conventional or challenging/subversive writing strategies or both.||Write with insight and purpose on contemporary practice in creative writing that has inspired and influenced you, making extensive use of the techniques of critique and analysis you have acquired as a Creative Writing student.|
|2.||Have enhanced your oral presentation skills.||Give a coherent and persuasive presentation on contemporary practice in creative writing that has been a source of inspiration in your own work.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||5000 word critical examination of contemporary practice in creative writing as agreed with module tutor.||Seminar presentation on a chosen area of contemporary practice in creative writing accompanied by 2000 word summary.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Reading will be agreed by the student and module tutor according to the student's chosen area of study.
Texts which may be studied include:
McDonald, Ronan (2007) The Death of The Critic. Continuum. London.
Allen, Paul (2001) Art, Not Chance. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. London.
Stefanova, Kalina (2000) Who Keeps The Scores on The London Stages. Harwood Academic. Amsterdam.
Brown, Clare and Paterson, Don (2004) Don't Ask Me What I Mean. Picador. London.
A range of critical journals will also be studied. These may include:
Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Poetry Review, Stand, New Theatre Quarterly, Signs, Prospect, Sight and Sound.
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Writing|
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