University of Technology Sydney

52692 Imagining the Real

Anti-requisite(s): 54071 Imagining the Real AND 58216 Imagining the Real


This subject explores the diverse field of creative non-fiction. Students learn how to write their own works of creative non-fiction across formats and platforms through close analysis of existing texts. The subject covers a wide array of non-fiction forms, which may include memoir, travel, nature, true crime, as well as the cultural review, the personal and lyric essay, and writing about human subjects. Students apply techniques such as voice, perspective, scene-setting, and dialogue to non-fiction texts; develop skills in critical self-reflection; and discuss and respond to current debates in the field. Students also consider the theoretical and ethical aspects of representing the real.

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Spring session, City campus

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