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ALL705 - Short Stories: Writers and Readers

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:M Takolander




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit offers the opportunity to discuss in depth a very wide range of short story, from its nineteenth century origins in Poe and others, through to very recent Australian and regional writing. Classes will offer candidates the opportunity to seminar both their critical and theoretical essays and/or their creative work. Special attention will be given to formal and genre considerations, in looking at the most effective ways of building a story, and the special strengths and strictures that arise from its need to be ‘short'. Texts may be varied from year to year, according to student interest, and emphasis will be placed throughout on close reading and emulation of key primary texts.


Critical essay 1: 2500 words: 50%

Critical essay 2 or Creative piece and critical commentary: 2500 words/equivalent: 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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