|Module Title||WRITING SELVES|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Tiffany Atkinson|
|Course delivery||Seminar||20 Hours 10 x 2 hour workshop seminars|
|Assessment||Portfolio||one portfolio of writing of 3,000 words length||50%|
|Essay||one agreed critical essay of 2,000 words||50%|
This module focuses on concepts of self and identity in writing; historically, culturall, and in the students' own creative practice. It encourages critical reflection on the relationship between subjectivity and language, and enables students to experiment with their writing 'voice' in the light of their theoretical reading. It will benefit students interested in exploring issues of character, identity and relationship in their work, and those who wish to develop versatility in voice and perspective across different genres.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
This module aims to:
focus on concepts of self and identity in writing; historically, culturally and in the students' own creative practice. It is designed to develop critical reflection on the relationship between subjectivity and language and to enable students to experiment with their writing 'voice' in the light of their theoretical reading;
it is also designed to be of particular interest to students who wish to explore in their own work issues of character, identity and relationship, and to students who wish to develop versatility in voice and persepective across different genres.
On completion of the module students should be able to:
demonstrate a working awareness of the many formal techniques available for writing about issues of character, identity and relationship;
integrate their understanding of contemporary theory into a reflexive and innovative wriring practice;
make constructive critical responses to their own and other students' writing, and engage in appropriate revisions of their own work;
demonstrate confident critical reflection on the relationship between theories of language, subjectivity and the writing process, especially as these relate to their own creative practice.
** Recommended Text
Peter Barry. (1995) Beginning Theory: An introduction to literary and cultural theory. Manchester University Press
Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle. (1995) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory: Key Critical Concepts. Prentice Hall
Keith Green and Jill LeBihan. (1996) Critical Theory and Practice: A Cousebook. Routledge
** Recommended Background
Catherine Belsey. (1980) Critical Practice. Routledge
Mark Currie. (1998) Postmodern Narrative Theory. Macmillan
Alison Donnell and Pauline Polkey (eds). (2000) Representing Lives: Women and Auto/biography. Macmillan
John Singleton and Mary Luckhurst. (2000) The Creative Writing Handbook. 2nd. Macmillan