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54070 Fictional Forms

8cp
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58121 Fictional Forms

Description

Students are introduced to creative practice in both mainstream and emergent forms of narrative as they investigate what constitutes fiction and its forms. The subject introduces a range of recent and modern fictional texts as technical examples and thematic models. Students choose one of three fictional forms at enrolment: the novella, the short story and performance writing (script). Critical debate within the class explores the limits and the possibilities of the contemporary text together with the functional operation of key terms such as author and narrator, performance and reception, and subjectivity and meaning, as well as structure, voice and characterisation. Students produce and collectively workshop their own writing in fiction or script form from the start of session, and are able to write their final creative writing assessment task choosing from a range of fictional forms.


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Access conditions

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