Reading Australian Writing
This subject involves a study of recent Australian literary works selected from a range of genres. The approach will include discussion of ways of reading, and also creative responses to the selected texts. Students will read one significant work in preparation for each weekly class.
Students who succesfully complete this subject will:
* have acquired increased awareness of the contemporary Australian context for their own creative writing;
* have experience of relating their own creative writing to recently published Australian creative writing;
* have acquired experience and skills in discussing and workshopping creative writing in a group setting.
Written work equivalent to 4000 words, comprising a 1500 word developed review/critique of at least two set texts (30%) due during the semester, a 2500 word or equivalent creative work in response to set texts (60%) due at the end of the semester, and a class paper presentation (10%) done during the semester. Assessment submitted late without an approved formal extension will be penalised at 2% per day. Students who fail to submit the final assessment within 2-weeks after the final due date without having received a formal extension and special consideration will receive a fail grade for the piece of assessment.