|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Coursework Assignment short story OR comparative essay on one topic 3000 Words||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Coursework Assignment short story OR comparative essay on one topic 3000 Words||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a diverse range concepts and approaches to the contemporary short story.
Demonstrate an ability to carry out independent research and use this effectively in critical and creative work.
Demonstrate an awareness of individual, social and political approaches from a diverse range of writers and their work.
Make constructive critical responses to their own and other students’ writing, and engage in appropriate revisions of their own work.
This module engages with a wide range of everyday stories from readers, critics and writers’ perspectives. It is suitable for all students who have an interest in contemporary short fiction and stories that reflect the world that we live in. This is a dual assessment module. Students will study, write about and base their own stories set in today's world, contextualizing them within current literary, historical, political and social perspectives. They will engage with poignant everyday stories from a diverse range of cultures and communities from around the world, such as Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain, Emma Donoghue's Kissing the Witch, James Kelman's 'That was a Shiver' and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Things Around your Neck'.
Seminar 2: Dirty Realism to Psychological Realism: 21st century. Urban voices from around the UK.
Seminar 3: Workshop: critical and creative pieces inspired Urban voices from Around the UK.
Seminar 4. Retelling and unworldly imaginings: Magic realism to Light fantasy.
Seminar 5. Workshop: Magic realism to fantasy
Seminar 6: Memories of childhood: colonial legacies and postcolonial concerns.
Seminar 7: Workshop: Memories of childhood and Writing Home
Seminar 8. Reality and the queer perspective:
Seminar 9: Workshop: LGBTQ+ and non-gendered writing
Seminar 10: Workshop. Round up discussion: culture and diversity in today's short story that responds to and reflects the worlds we live in.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Through giving and receiving feedback; through writing the assignments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Engaging with and understanding a diverse range of cultural and social texts|
|Information Technology||Use of digital resources for research.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The module directly engages with every day living and ways of writing and reading the real world. Reflecting upon the fictional responses to the real world.|
|Problem solving||Through dealing with problems of research and writing.|
|Research skills||Analyzing, evaluating and applying a range of approaches and concepts to critical and creative work.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Use of analytic and evaluative skills in critical and creative modes in presenting oral and written argument.|
|Team work||Workshopping with peers.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5