Continuing Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction

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Credits

10

Module code

EN11010

  • Level 1
  • Semester 2
  • English - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%
  • Tuesday evening classes 18.00 to 20.00

Description

Through critical discussion of key texts and written responses to exercises this module will develop key skills required in the refinement of a body of written project work.  Weekly exercises are designed to develop new writing skills and confidence in voice, tone, style and form of written work. The aims of the module are:

  • To extend knowledge and understanding of different forms of life writing including autobiographical and biographical forms through the study of key texts.
  • To allow students to gain new writing skills including skills required in refining a folio of written project work.
  • To build confidence in writing and presenting, discussing relevant literature, and critically reviewing creative work.
  • To provide the opportunity to develop a personal writing project by working towards and producing a folio of refined writing for assessment.

Convenor

Josephine Jules Andrews

Teaching staff

Lindsay MacGregor, Eddie Small

Teaching

The teaching is carried out in workshops and seminars that allow for a good deal of personal interaction and group discussion where every member of the class participates, in creating both critical and imaginative responses.

Academic support for these classes is provided via leaflets and brochures, reading materials and lists, vle and guided self-study.

Assessment

  • Journal (80%)
  • Presentation¬†(20%)