Postgraduate taught 

Creative Writing MLitt

Creative Writing: Editing And Publication 1 CRWRT5038

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • 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 consider the legal, material, mechanical and wider cultural (media) contexts for creative work, and the issues that arise from them. It allows students to study publishing and the culture of reception, and to identify the transmission of texts through print, performance, recording and the new media. It also gives students the opportunity to meet, hear and interrogate professional writers and to access the work and thought of a wide range of literary artists.

Timetable

10 x 2 hour weekly seminars as scheduled on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

CRWRT5024

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

3000 word portfolio of revised and edited set exercises (60%)
2000 word written proposal for Editing and Publication Project (40
%)

Course Aims

The course aims to:

■ Consider the legal, material, mechanical and wider cultural (media) contexts for creative work and the issues that arise from them;

■ Provide students with an understanding of the process of book reviewing, the literary magazine, the role of the agent, the publishing contract, and models of publishing including PoD and the Web;

■ Enable students to study copyright, publishing and the culture of reception, and identify the transmission of texts through print, performance, recording and the new media;

■ Enable students to meet, hear and interrogate professional writers/publishers/agents/translators/festival organizers and various others who work in the book industry.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Explain the mechanisms (historical and contemporary) of literary textual transmission and other forms of transmission; 

■ Recognize various elements of literary textual transmission, including performance, in terms of technological, commercial and artistic aspects;

■ Perform a variety of practical editorial tasks related to the publication and promotion of literary texts, such as writing book reviews, blurbs, author bios, etc;

■ Contextualize and market their own creative work in relation to current trends in the editing and publishing industry.

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.