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English: Creative and Critical Reading HEN106

Hobart, Launceston


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
Unit code HEN106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr. Robbie Moore and Dr. Robert Clark

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
5 Week Session Jun 14/6/2021 21/6/2021 1/7/2021 18/7/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse literary and screen texts from a range of genres (poetry, drama, film, television, short fiction, novels) using multiple methods (critical and creative responses).
  2. 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.
  3. Construct an argument supported by evidence from selected texts.
  4. 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
100705 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

Off Campus:
Weekly lecture (1 hour)
Weekly online work/activities (1.5 hours)

On Campus:
Weekly lecture (1 hour)
Weekly tutorial (1.5 hours)

Launceston On-Campus June session:
30 hours of teaching over 4 weeks, including face-to-face lessons, short online recorded lessons, and in-class and online exercises and activities.


Task 1: Analytical essay, 1000 words (30%)

Task 2: Short exercises (30%)

Task 3: Short explications, 1500 words (40%)

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