30 credits at level HE7
This is the second module concerning prose fiction and is a CORE for those taking this area of specialisation.
The main aims are:
1. to support and guide the student in developing the creative work commenced in MA2b and to bring this to completion for the purposes of this part of the programme;
2. to support and guide the student in making further use of research related to the lives undertaken in MA2b;
3. to continue to develop the students' awareness of technique and theory appropriate to this level of study;
4. to continue to develop the students' awareness of contemporary writing and to help the students to see how their own writing may be seen in the context of wider perspectives on contemporary writing, its functions and publication.
Further workshops on fictional techniques such as narrative stance/point of view, character, setting, dialogue, language and style;
Further exploration of experimental fictional techniques including the blurring of boundaries between fact and fiction ('faction');
Further study of contemporary fiction including work appearing in magazines and in small or electronic presses;
An exploration of the various contexts in which fiction may find a use - in education, community groups and publishing, small and national/international magazines and the small and national/international publishing houses;
The above topics will mainly be explored and developed through workshops which will emphasise the links between issues raised in understanding published fiction, theory and technique and the students' own on-going work.
This is a module based on 1 semester’s work for 14 weeks. Normal class contact per week is 3 hrs (total 42 hrs.). Total student notional learning time is 300 hours (30 credits at 1 credit = 10 learning hours).
• Tutor-led delopment of effective prose writing through ‘writing lives’ and the study of contemporary writing [50% of 42 hrs = approx. 21 hrs; 7% of student’s total learning time]
• Shared learning through workshopping students' work [50% of 42 hrs = approx. 21 hrs; 7% of students’ total learning time]
• Attendance at readings provided by the University or elsewhere, espeically those inolving prose fiction writers (at least two per semester). Such attendance and reflection will add a notional 4 hourse to the contact time.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to show that you can digest and synthesise research material;
be able to show that you can articulate and develop techniques and structures growing from the research suitable for your completed work(s) of fiction.
show creative and intellectual breadth and depth in handling your research material;
show breadth and depth in your articulation and use of the techniques as used in your work.
|2.||be able to complete the work of fiction.||show creativity, imagination and awareness of the literary potential in context in producing your completed work.|
|3.||be able to articulate and discuss issues concerning contemporary fiction showng familiarity with publication processes and the relation that your own work has with other published fiction.||show a high level of awareness of the techinques in use in contemporary fiction and show breadth and depth in articulating the relationship between your own work and that of others.|
|4.||be able to work to relevant deadlines and to be able to present work in a near professional form.||show ability to meet deadlines and to use techniques for presentation that will meet effectively your future needs as a writer and the expectations of your readership/publishers and/or your script editor/director.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Short story or chapter(s) from a novel||Self-reflective and critical commentaty|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
No restrictions apply.
As for MA 2b with additional material as appropriate. Additional examples from criticism and theory might include:
John Singleton and Mary Luckhurst, The Creative Writing Handbook, Palgrave 1996
Wayne C Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction, Chicago University Press 1961
Patricia Waugh, Metafiction, Routledge 1984
S Onega & J A G Landa, Narratology, 1996
Martin Montgomery et al, Ways of Reading, Routledge 2nd edn. 2000
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Studies|
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