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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Robbie Moore|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||5 Week Session Jun||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||5 Week Session Jun||Off-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||17/6/2024||24/6/2024||5/7/2024||21/7/2024|
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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 fluently in writing through short answer responses, explications, and essays
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HEN101
Hobart on campus:
Weekly on-campus lectorial plus online audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly tutorials (1.5 hours)
Weekly live-streamed lectorial (also available as a recording) plus online audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly online tutorial discussions
Launceston on-campus June session:
|Assessment||Analytical essay (30%)|Short exercises (30%)|Three short explications (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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