This unit introduces you to methods of close reading, formal analysis, and creative writing. We work on developing strategies to analyse literary texts and screen texts in detail, to break them down into their component parts, and explain how they work to generate complex meanings. We look closely at how texts are made: from the rhythms of poetry, to the angles of film, and the world-building of novels. As well as critical skills, this unit engages your imaginative and creative skills in response to different narrative forms and genres. When you successfully complete this unit, you will have gained a foundational vocabulary and developed core skills on which to base further studies in English and Writing.
|Unit name||English: Creative and Critical Reading|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Dr. Robbie Moore and Dr. Robert Clark
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International International||Domestic Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Jun||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Jun||14/6/2021||21/6/2021||1/7/2021||18/7/2021|
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- Analyse literary and screen texts from a range of genres (poetry, drama, film, television, short fiction, novels) using multiple methods (critical and creative responses).
- Demonstrate your grasp of key techniques in literary studies, creative and critical reading and writing examined during the semester by producing close readings of selected texts, including creative responses to texts.
- Construct an argument supported by evidence from selected texts.
- Communicate in writing through: short answer, including creative, responses; explications; and, essays.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Launceston On-Campus June session:
Task 1: Analytical essay, 1000 words (30%)
Task 2: Short exercises (30%)
Task 3: Short explications, 1500 words (40%)
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