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EL4508: CREATIVE WRITING FOLIO DISSERTATION (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 13:39


Course Overview

This course will provide students with the opportunity to write an extended folio of creative work in either poetry or prose. It will provide students with the opportunity to explore and extend their creative ambitions in writing and, through the reflective commentary element, enable them to contextualise their own creative achievements in relation to works by established writers. Throughout the evolution of the folio, the student will develop a thorough practical awareness of some of the key stylistic, formal and expressive possibilities available to the skilled creative writer.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Wayne Price

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MA English with Creative Writing
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course will provide students with the opportunity to write an extended folio of creative work in either poetry or prose approved by the programme co-ordinator for the Head of School. It will provide students with the opportunity to explore and extend their own creative ambitions in writing and, through the reflective commentary element, enable them to contextualise their own creative achievements in relation to works by established writers. Throughout the evolution of the folio, the student will develop a thorough practical awareness of some of the key stylistic, formal and expressive possibilities available to the skilled writer of poetry or prose.

Further Information & Notes

This course is compulsory for students on the honours programme in English with Creative Writing.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA English with Creative Writing

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: A folio of creative work in prose or poetry accompanied by a short reflective essay of 2000 words detailing the main thematic and technical challenges encountered during the writing of the project (100%). For folios of prose fiction, the total length should not exceed 8000 words. For folios of poetry, the total length should comprise between 120 - 180 lines of verse and no more than 2000 words of critical reflection. Resit: For honours students only: candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit a new dissertation.

Formative Assessment

Feedback on draft material - in individual tutorials.

Feedback

Feedback will be in the form of three appointmentswith the student's folio supervisor to discuss drafts of work as the folio progresses.

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