ALL705 - Vision and Revision: Short Stories Now
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Online
Trimester 3: Online
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent
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 electronic collection of short stories. Students will write diverse assessment pieces designed for an online portfolio.
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