ADVANCED CREATIVE THEORIES AND PRACTICE - 2017/8
Module code: ELI3045
School of Literature and Languages
SZCZEPANIAK A Dr (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 22
Independent Study Hours: 128
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||PORTFOLIO OF CREATIVE WRITING (APPROX 2400 WORDS IN TOTAL) AND REFLECTIVE CRITICAL COMMENTARY (600 WORDS)||100%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Students must be enrolled in the English and Creative Writing programme, or be taking Creative Writing as their minor pathway or have completed at least one previous Creative Writing module at the University of Surrey. At the discretion of the module co-ordinator students who have not previously completed a Creative Writing module at the University of Surrey but who submit to the module co-ordinator a portfolio of 1000-1500 words of creative writing (poetry, prose, screenplay or dramatic script) may also be admitted to this module. This module has a capped number and may not be available to ERASMUS and other international exchange students. Please check with the departmental exchange coordinator.
This module is intended to complement the Creative Writing and Professional Practice module, focussing on narrative production and reception across a variety of contexts. Together the modules stress the reflexive relationship between theory and practice and promote the notion that creative writing often constitutes a critical response to other texts.
This modules will explore narrative theory and critical analysis in relation to a range of creative forms and genres, with students encouraged to use this enhanced critical awareness to refine and enhance their own creative practice.
provide a critical and narratological framework which will allow students to evaluate their own work and that of others
provide opportunities for structured creative work and offer regular peer and tutor feedback
|Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between critical and creative practices|
|show familiarity with a range of narrative practices and perspectives|
|Utilise and provide regular peer feedback in the development of their own work|
|Developed further their ‘practice' as writers|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
The following areas are indicative of topics to be covered:
What is Narrative?
Handling Narrative Time
The Sense of Place
Ways of Telling
Detail and Description
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Hone and develop students’ writing skills in academic writing, and/or creative writing (prose fiction and/or poetry) by developing familiarity with a range of narrative practices and perspectives
Assist students in locating literary texts and their critical writing, and/or their creative work in historical and cultural contexts by developing understanding of the relationship between critical and creative practices
Equip students with the research and writing skills they will need to produce critically informed academic writing, and/or creative writing (prose fiction and/or poetry) and creative criticism by developing the ability to utilise and provide regular peer feedback in the development of their own work, and developing further their ‘practice’ as writers
The learning and teaching methods include:
2-hour seminar per week x 11 weeks, 2-hour essay-planning session in week 12.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
the development in their writing skills in academic prose, and/or creative writing (prose fiction and/or poetry)
their understanding of the context of their work in historical and cultural terms, as well as in terms of other creative writing in the field
their development of research and writing skills
productive and informed critical reflection on both the literary writing itself and the critical and secondary material that surrounds it, and/or both the creative process itself and the finished work that has resulted from it
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Portfolio of Creative Writing (Approx. 2400 words in total) & Reflective Critical Commentary (600 words)
Formative assessment and feedback
Verbal Feedback in class, written and/or verbal feedback on one piece of writing (maximum of 1,000 words).
Formative ‘feed forward’ is provided through seminar discussions, tutor feedback in seminars, and a range of other feedback mechanisms agreed between tutor and students in week 1 of the module, such as seminar contribution and writing exercises.
Reading list for ADVANCED CREATIVE THEORIES AND PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eli3045
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.