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Short Form Writing: Short Story, Novella, Poetry Cycle - ENGL718

This unit focuses on the short story in its evolving forms, including the long short story and novella, the short story sequence and cycle, and micro and 'short short' stories. In addition to the weekly writing workshops, we read works by Australian and international writers including Tim Winton, Alice Munro, Peter Goldsworthy, and Molly Ringwald; we investigate technique and craft, and consider the form's history and current scholarly debates, reader response theory, publishing trends, new medias and book futures. Students develop a critical awareness of the broader national and international contexts in which their writing is to take a place; devise a project of their own choice; and are encouraged toward publication.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jane Messer

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): CWPG822
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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