ALL705 - Vision and Revision: Short Stories Now


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent and 1 (one) scheduled online workshop


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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