1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 x 111-hour independent study per semester
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CREA1021, ENGL2143 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Creative work, Participation
Topic description

It's all in the ending... Love and Death have always been the heart and soul of literature, and Romance and Horror are two of the biggest selling commercial genres of the 20th and 21st centuries. In this topic we will explore the popular commercial genres of Romance and Horror from the perspective of writers, cultural theorists, and literary critics. We will explore generic conventions and relevant literary theory and criticism, while conducting close analysis of examples from literature and/or film, and producing writing.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Evaluate genres of fiction
  • Discuss examples of literary and cultural theory
  • Practice critical academic writing
  • Compose new works of creative writing
  • Explore the connections between scholarly research and creative praxis
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse creative and scholarly texts through writing fiction and by participation in group discussions
  2. Critique individual writing practices through creative writing and by participation in group discussions
  3. Compose a short story
  4. Develop a written argument
  5. Experiment with creative thinking and creative practices through original writing and by participation in group discussions