Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6913 - Critical Contexts for Creative Writing

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Elizabeth McFarlane


This unit is a compulsory core unit in the Master of Creative Writing. It complements the other core units by focussing on how creative writing connects with major scholarly and critical debates in literary and cultural theory, focussing in particular on writers, like Susan Sontag, whose work is both creative and theoretical. Indicative topics include: theories of authorship; the history of the book; the ethics and politics of writing; aesthetic hierarchy and value; close and distant reading; form, genre and style; writing, sex and embodiment.


1x4500wd Essay (70%), 1x1500wd Seminar Paper (30%)


1x2hr seminar/week


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