Units of Study

ENGL4122 - Critical Contexts for Creative Writing

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fiona Elizabeth McFarlane
Email: fiona.mcfarlane@sydney.edu.au


This unit will further develop your understanding of how creative writing connects with major scholarly and critical debates in literary and cultural theory. Focusing in particular on writers whose work is both creative and theoretical, the unit will examine: 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.


1x 1500wd Seminar Paper (30%), 1x 4500wd Essay (70%)


1x2hr seminar/week


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