Module Identifier WR30220  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Peter T Barry  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Mrs Carol M Marshall  
Pre-Requisite WR30120 , EN20120  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 2 x 2500 word critical/theoretical-creative pieces100%

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module students will typically be able to:

- demonstrate a knowlege and understanding of a range of theories and writing
- demonstrate an ability to explore a range of writing practices from a variety of theoretical perspectives
- demonstrate an ability to produce their own writing and to reflect critically upon it
- demonstrate an ability to express themselves clearly in writing and in speech

Brief description

This module aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of a range of theories of writing and to enable them to explore a range of writing practices from a variety of theoretical perspectives. It also aims to develop students' ability to produce and present their own writing and their reflections on writing. By developing a self-reflexive writing practice, this module will prepare students for the Writing Project in the final semester


There will be 10 x 2 hour workshops. Please note that all teaching for this module takes place during Semester One.

Reading Lists

** Consult For Futher Information
Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein (eds) (1984) The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E BOOK Southern Illinois University Press
Andre Breton (1987) What is Surrealism? Pluto Press
Lilian Furst (ed) (1992) Realism Longman
Lilian Furst (1995) All that is True: The Claims and Strategies of Realist Fiction Duke University Press
Paul Hoover (ed) (1994) Postmodern American Poetry Norton
Maxine Hong Kingston (1989) Tripmaster Monkey Picador

Lisa Lowe (1991) Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian American Difference Diaspora, 1, pp 24-44

Tristan Tzara (1977) Seven Dada Manifestoes and Lampisteries John Calder
Patricia Waugh (1997) Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature Arnold


This module is at CQFW Level 6