|Module Title||WRITER'S ART 3: SET FORMS|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Jeremy P Poster|
|Other staff||Mrs Carol M Marshall, Dr Matthew C Francis, Mr Noyes K Grovier, Dr Tiffany S Atkinson|
|Pre-Requisite||EN10320 , EN10420 , WR10120|
1-4 The Short Story
The first session will involve the reading, analysis and discussion of one or more short short stories by a well-known modern or contemporary writer. Subsequent sessions will focus on work produced by students in line with class discussions: these will address such matters as plot, character, dialogue and narrative voice.
5-6 The Book Review
Students will be asked to produce a review of 300 words, geared to a quality magazine or newspaper. Examples of contemporary reviews will be presented and discussed, especially those in which the same item is reviewed in a variety of different journals: this will facilitate discussion of style and treatment.
7-10 The Poem
The first session will involve analysis and contextualisation of a range of contemporary poems. Subsequent sessions will focus on work produced by students in line with class discussions: these will address such matters as the nature of poetry; poetic form and structure; the voices of poetry; and poetic fictions.
Assignment 1: A short story accompanied by a critical commentary, totalling 2,500 words, of which at least 1,500 and not more than 2,000 must be accounted for by the short story.
Assignment 2: A group of poems accompanied by a critical commentary, totalling 2,500 words, of which at least 1,000 and not more than 2,000 must be accounted for by the poems.
Students wishing to include in their portfolios the results of work carried out in Sessions 5-6 may submit a review of 300-600 words as part of the critical element; it must be included in the word-count for that element, and not substituted for creative work.
This module is at CQFW Level 6