WRIT504 Writing Short Fiction

Updated: 16 April 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENCO304 or ENCO504 or WRIT304

offered in even-numbered years

Combined Units WRIT304 - Writing Short Fiction
Coordinator(s) Ariella Van Luyn (avanluyn@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The short story is a diverse genre that is thought-provoking and thematically rich. This hands-on creative writing unit offers students the opportunity to research and develop a piece of short fiction and reflect on the process. Students will engage in a number of learning activities, including reading and analysing published short stories by diverse authors, writing and revising their own creative work, engaging in peer feedback, and researching and reflecting on their writing process and context. Students are expected to engage in regular writing activities and work collaboratively and respectfully as creative writing practitioners.

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 understanding and self-reflection into the development and revision of short fiction;
  2. generate, research and explore concepts in the practice of short fiction through integrated creative, critical and reflective thinking;
  3. reflect on the processes and purpose of writing short fiction drawing on research, textual analysis and relevant theoretical concepts;
  4. respectfully and professionally interact with others in planning, writing and editing short works of fiction; and
  5. recognise, research and reflect on cultural, social and ethical issues in the practice of writing short fiction.