ENCO504 Writing Short Fiction

Updated: 14 April 2016
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2017
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO304

offered in even-numbered years

Combined Units ENCO304 - Writing Short Fiction
Coordinator(s) Jeremy Fisher (jfishe23@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit develops skills and knowledge for writing short prose fiction, and creative writing more generally, using a workshopping process. Students will read, analyse and discuss a range of short stories and literary fiction, including work by Australian authors, and develop an understanding of the practice and techniques of writing short fiction. In addition, they will engage in a variety of writing exercises, individually and in groups, to develop their skills as creative writers. Students will be encouraged to read their own writing in small group discussions and offer comment and feedback on the writing of their peers in group workshops or online forums.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. integrate theoretical knowledge of short fiction practices, forms and techniques with advanced skills in their application;
  2. generate, research and explore ideas, concepts and processes in the practice of writing short fiction through integrated creative, critical and reflective thinking;
  3. initiate, lead, negotiate and interact with others in planning, writing and editing works of short fiction;
  4. communicate and present works of short fiction to specialist and non-specialist audiences, using professional conventions; and
  5. engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to the practice of writing short fiction.