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HENK0391BU  English - Free topic 4: Let’s Piece It Together: Practising Short Forms of Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction (Creative Writing) Volume 2016/2017

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit7,5 ECTS
LevelFull Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
See link to schedule
Study boardStudy board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course responsible
  • Elzbieta Jolanta Wójcik-Leese (3-687a6f436b7870316e7831676e)
Saved on the 27-04-2016
Content

Language in a flash. Dazzle. Concentration of words that commands attention. How else would you describe the inner workings of a good text? Try your hand, experiment with writing styles, put your linguistic and literary skills to work by composing short pieces of prose and poetry. We will: analyse selected flash fictions, poems and brief essays to understand these genres more thoroughly; engage in writing games to translate our literary insights into practice; comment on our texts, both in workshops and online, to learn by friendly critique. Such forms and activities will let us see not just what we are writing about, but how we are doing it. This awareness will guide us in piecing together future, possibly longer, texts.

Literature

Our list of recommended readings (to be announced 4 weeks before the course starts) will contain selected works by outstanding authors working within the genres of flash fiction, flash nonfiction and poetry. We will also read essays written by practitioners who discuss their craft. Secondary sources will include The Rose Metal Press Field Guides to Writing: Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Flash Nonfiction as well as such online resources as the series of ‘Craft Essays’ on the Brevity magazine website.

Teaching and learning methods
Class instruction
Exam (KA 2013-ordning)
Credit7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assesment

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Workload
CategoryHours
Lectures28
Preparation176,75
Total 204,75
Saved on the 27-04-2016

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