Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module is designed to enable
the student to reflect on current theoretical and critical practices from a
writerly perspective. Students will encounter a broad range of theoretical
ideas and how these ideas become manifest in creative work. The student will
trace the relationship between theoretical ideas and creative practice
focussing, eventually, on one area of theoretical, philosophical or political
interest. Seminars on the practice of researching from library staff will aid
the students’ engagements with their ideas.
This module will run as weekly seminars, and
then, in the final six weeks of the course, as individual tutorials. Through
intensive textual study and discussion, the module will identify and
contextualise the theoretical preoccupations and engagements among the
consumers and producers of creative writing. Using examples of prose, poetry,
film and theatre, the discussions will involve representation of theoretical,
political and philosophical ideas in texts. A wide range of perspectives will
be offered in order to equip the student with thorough insight into particular
sets of ideas.
On successful completion of
the module students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
1. analyse and evaluate ways in which theories and critical perspectives within
writing are reflected and engaged with in selected texts;
2. critically analyse particular literary texts and chosen authors within their
genre with specific regard to the writerly engagement with literary, critical,
cultural and writing theories;
3. synthesise a range of critical, theoretical and writerly approaches that
have emerged and evaluate the variety of application to the texts studied.
4. follow the academic conventions for the presentation of research.
5. use the research tools in the Learning Centre cogently; and approach longer
pieces of writing confidently, in the knowledge of appropriate strategies for
the scholarly discipline of Creative Writing.
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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