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EL3013 - Reading and Writing the Short Story

[Not offered in 2021]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students in this subject develop the skills of short-story writing both by developing their own work and by studying exemplary instances of the genre. Students read short stories individually and in groups; analyse and workshop their own and other stories; and draft and edit stories with a view to submission for publication.

Learning Outcomes

  • a practical and critical understanding of the varieties of the short story form, and its relation to the society from which it emerges;
  • a capacity for critical analysis of creative writing;
  • publication-standard drafting and editorial skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) -
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - .
Prerequisites: To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level.
EL2013 EL5013

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