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ALL705 - Vision and Revision: Short Stories Now

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: David McCooey
Trimester 3: Maria Takolander
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 (one) scheduled online workshop

Content

This unit studies contemporary short stories from Australia and around the world to examine how ‘revision’—of stories, characters, voices, genres, and forms—underlies creative ‘vision’. With an emphasis on formal innovation and the digital publishing environment, revisionism is explored as a central methodology of creative practice. Texts studied include Tom Cho’s Look Who’s Morphing, Ceridwen Dovey’s Only the Animals, The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Ryan O’Neill’s The Weight of a Human Heart, Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, and Penguin’s We Tell Stories. Students will write diverse assessment pieces designed for an online portfolio.

 

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
 ULO1 Articulate how revisionism forms a central methodology of creative practice in relation to not only the contemporary short story but also other global cultural forms

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

 ULO2 Articulate how contemporary innovation in the short story is a response to contemporary developments in the sociocultural and publishing worlds (such as postmodernism and the digital age.)

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

 ULO3 Communicate knowledge about literary revisionism using various critical and creative forms of writing, including forms appropriate to publication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

 ULO4 Relate constructively to others by providing and receiving feedback on writing drafts and by communicating on the CloudDeakin site

GLO7: Teamwork

 ULO5 Articulate how the knowledge acquired in this unit creates professional understanding of the contemporary global publishing environment

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Exercises 1500 words or equivalent 30% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay 1500 words or equivalent 30% Week 10
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Exercises 2000 words or equivalent 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALL705 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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