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Advanced Fiction Writing ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Chandani Lokuge

Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: Building on the skills developed in ENH2980, to develop skills in genre writing. In the atmosphere of workshops, guided by debate and a selection of short stories, students will experiment in a range of genres: Realism; New Writing; Historical Fiction; Cultural interactions; Gothic, Fantasy and the Supernatural; Crime; Re-visioning the Classic; Ficto-criticism; Writing for Children. It will pay attention to revising, editing and presenting a manuscript for publication. Delivered through the semester, 'The Writers and their World' series comprising talks by major authors, publishers and editors will give a colourful glimpse into the world of creative writers and the publishing industry.

Assessment: Workshop participation: 10% + First assignment (1250 words): 30% + Second Assignment (1750 words): 40% + Examination (1 hour): 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hour workshop per week

Prerequisites: Two first-year English units, and ENH2980/3980