Postgraduate taught 

Creative Writing MLitt

Creative Writing: Craft And Experimentation 1 CRWRT5035

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to explore the creative and practical aspects of text creation, the craft of writing through intensive close reading of literary texts and through writing practice. It gives students the opportunity to practise a range of literary techniques and ideas as manifested in a number of outstanding modern and contemporary writers and develop a critical idiom and to analyse their own writing.

This course includes student-led sessions on the assigned texts.

Timetable

10 x 2 hour weekly seminars

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Assessment will be via a course Portfolio/Log (maximum 5000 words/150 lines poetry)

Course Aims

The course provides the opportunity to:

■ explore the creative and practical aspects of text creation, the craft of writing through intensive close reading of literary texts and through writing practice both in and out of the class.

■ practise a range of literary techniques and ideas as manifested in a number of outstanding modern and contemporary writers and develop a critical idiom to analyse their own writing

■ gain critical reading and thinking skills through discussions, close readings and submitted writing exercises.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

 

■ Read texts closely and analytically with a view to understanding the method of their composition

■ Critically evaluate and discuss the merit of literary experimentation

■ Incorporate a wide range of literary techniques to their own writing

■ Explain the use of these techniques

■ Show a sophisticated understanding of character, point of view, place, time and structure, narration, etc.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.