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ENGL6913: Critical Contexts for Creative Writing

This unit is a compulsory core unit in the Master of Creative Writing. It complements the other core units by focussing on how creative writing connects with major scholarly and critical debates in literary and cultural theory, focussing in particular on writers, like Susan Sontag, whose work is both creative and theoretical. Indicative topics include: theories of authorship; the history of the book; the ethics and politics of writing; aesthetic hierarchy and value; close and distant reading; form, genre and style; writing, sex and embodiment.

Code ENGL6913
Academic unit English
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop a greater understanding of the relationship between literary theory and practice, and the interrelationship of reading and writing
  • LO2. learn how to position student's own critical and creative writing within contemporary practices and debate
  • LO3. understand more about the historical context of literary theory and practice and the relationship between intratextual, intertextual and extra textual dimensions
  • LO4. develop an expanded sense of the literary economy: the processes by which texts enter into circulation and their critical reception,

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.