Course module - Creative Writing: Fiction
Code : ENGL30121 Credit rating: 20 Semester : 1
- To enable students to further develop their skills in writing fiction.
- To improve studentsí understanding of the imaginative and technical possibilities of creative writing.
- To enhance studentsí powers of critical thinking and skills in written and verbal forms of expression.
- To further develop studentsí expertise, proficiency and confidence in editing their own work and in commenting constructively on that of others, to a level appropriate to work that will form part of the final degree assessment.
- To provide students with skills that are both related to the discipline and transferable to appropriate professional contexts.
Objectives (Learning Outcomes)
By the end of the course unit the successful student will have demonstrated:
- Enhanced skills in the techniques of fiction writing.
- An improved understanding of the imaginative and technical possibilities of creative writing.
- A level of critical and analytical thinking and skills in written expression appropriate to work that will form part of the final degree assessment.
- Skills in editing his or her own work, and in commenting constructively on that of others, appropriate to work that will form part of the final degree assessment.
- Skills that are both related to the discipline and transferable to appropriate professional contexts.
By coursework: a portfolio of two short stories of c. 2,000 words each (or, by arrangement with the tutor, one longer piece of 4,000 words) plus a critical/reflective commentary of c.500 words for each piece. Submitted work will be typed, double-spaced, and will have been revised in the light of workshop feedback.
THIS COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE AS FREE CHOICE.
ENGL20001 is the pre-requisite for this course, unless there are extenuating circumstances in which case potential students should submit a sample of fiction to the course director.
Students who have successfully completed ENGL20001, and who have gained a minimum overall mark of 60, will be informed by the course director beforehand if they are eligible to take EN30121.
During the course of the year students will be required to make three fiction submissions on a rota, for annotation and discussion by other members of the group.
Hyland, Ms Maria
PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE FOR 2013-2014
group 1: Monday 1-4
group 2: Thursday 1-4
One 2-hour workshop, plus one 1-hour tutorial per week.
Students will be required to read the contributions of fellow-members of the group on a weekly basis.