University of Technology Sydney

54073 Genre Writing

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.; availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
Requisite(s): 54070 Fictional Forms OR 58121 Fictional Forms OR 54071 Imagining the Real OR 58216 Imagining the Real
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58902 Writing Through Genre


In this subject students engage with the conventions of genre, building upon knowledge and skills gained in other subjects. Genre is the conceptual and structural heart of writing, either in traditional manifestations (e.g. speculative fiction) or as a blend of genres (the literary mash-up). Students produce and collectively workshop their own genre writing in a chosen form, demonstrating an understanding of the conventions of genre writing and a willingness to challenge and extend it. The genre(s) studied may vary from one year to the next. Where possible, classes are grouped to enable students to write in their chosen form (e.g. fiction, screenwriting, poetry).

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