|| WR30520 |
|| EXPERIMENTAL WRITING |
|| 2004/2005 |
|| To Be Arranged |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || There will 10 x 2 hour workshops |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Two portfolios of writing (each 2500-3000 words).||100%|
At the end of the module, students should typically be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the experimental in past and present writing in a variety of forms and genres;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read;
3. demonstrate their critical and creative skills;
4. demonstrate an ability to experiment in a range of forms and genres.
This module aims:
1. to develop students' understanding of the idea of the experimental in past and present writing in a variety of forms and genres;
2. to develop understanding of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts inwhich literature is written and read;
3. to develop students' critical and creative skills;
4. to enable students to experiment in a range of forms and genres.
This module will engage with the following issues: what constitutes an experiment in writing? Do we simply mean that the writing before us does not conform to the forms and styles we are used to reading? Does a conventional form of expression in one literary tradition appear revolutionary when it is translated into another culture? Or is writing that is truly experimental a way of creating and perceiving a different kind of reality?
This module introduces writing students to a variety of experimental writing, both in poetry, theory and prose and to writing that blurs the distinctions between all three.
** Should Be Purchased
Emily Dickinson (1982) The Complete Poems
Faber and Faber
M Nourbese Philip (1993) she tries her tongue, her silence softly breaks
The Women's Press
Gertrude Stein (1967) Look at Me Now and Here I am: Writing and Lectures 1909-1945
Italo Calvino (1972) Invisible Cities
This module is at CQFW Level 6