Adventure or romance, tragedy or triumph, legends of extraordinary feats or quiet tales of everyday struggles: what kinds of stories have been told about families in the past and in the present? What literary forms are suitable for writing multi-generational family stories? What can you learn from published life-writing as you pen your own family saga? This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in HAA004 Writing Family History. Drawing on examples from published fiction and non-fiction texts in a range of genres and styles, students will learn critical and creative techniques open to writers of multi-generational family history. Students will have opportunity to develop key skills for reading and writing fiction and/or non-fiction based on genealogical research.
|Unit name||The Family Saga|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Naomi Parry Duncan|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Read and critically analyse multigenerational family stories across a range of genres
- Identify the formal and technical literary features of fictional and non-fictional family narratives
- Apply the techniques of writing craft in your own family narratives
- Observe the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in narrative writing
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Weekly online learning materials (e.g. short video lectures, discussions, readings, activities) (approx. 3 hours).
|Assessment||Quizzes (30%)|Craft Analysis (30%)|Short written narrative (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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