CRWT40220 Creative Reading

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will introduce you to the notion of reading for writing. Through processes of close readings, and the development of broader critical and historical perspectives, you will form an enhanced understanding of the ways literary texts and writers work.

The module is comprised of two-week clusters. In the first week of any cluster, a set text is discussed in class, and all students are expected to participate. For the second week, students bring to class a piece of creative writing that clones the qualities of the text discussed the preceding week.


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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will:

1. Understand the ways a writer works to produce texts.
2. Be able to respond critically to the work of specific authors and develop skills in framing an argument.
3. Respond creatively through the production of your own writing.

Indicative Module Content:

Reading lists to be finalised over the summer preceding Semester 1 and the winter break preceding Semester 2. Students will receive plenty of advance notice of the content of these reading lists. Students can expect a mix of novels and short-story collections, and both recently published texts and canonical texts.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

100

Autonomous Student Learning

80

Seminar (or Webinar)

22

Total

202

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Peer and group work; reflective learning; debates; student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: 1 x 2,500-word essay based on material read during the semester plus 1 x 2,500-word piece of creative writing (generally a short story) based on material read during the semester. Week 12 n/a Graded No

100

No

Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

This module is comprised of two-week clusters. In the first week of any cluster, a set text is discussed in class, and all students are expected to participate. For the second week, students bring to class a piece of creative writing that clones the qualities of the text discussed the preceding week. Feedback will be given, by peers and by the tutor, on these samples of creative writing.