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ALL705 - Vision and Revision: Contemporary Short Stories

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:M Takolander
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit studies contemporary short stories from around the world, focusing on how revision – of other forms of writing and other representations of the world – is central to the vision that these stories put forward. Through a study of the collections of writers such as Ali Smith, Lydia Davis and Tim O’Brien, revision will be revealed as a central methodology of creative practice. In a critical assignment, students will analyse the different ways in which revision informs the vision of the set texts. In a creative assignment, students will write a revisionary short story of their own, based on a model provided by a set text. Students will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their critical commentaries and to workshop their revisionary short stories prior to final submission.

Assessment

5 x 500-word critical commentaries (in response to 5 set texts): 2500 words in total, 50%

2000-word creative essay and 500-word critical appendix: 2500 words in total, 50%

Unit Fee Information

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