1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 Admission into HBA-Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
1a Admission into HBCACW-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Creative Writing)
1b Admission into GDPCACW-Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts (Creative Writing)
1c Admission into MCACW-Master of Creative Arts (Creative Writing)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Topic description
This topic is a component in the Honours program for English or Creative Writing students. Advanced Genre Studies builds on core literary knowledge from undergraduate literature topics: critical theories and methodologies for studying literary genres. In this topic, students will be given a literary case study that illuminates a particular genre or genres. Students will complete an analysis of a primary literary text (or texts) and of associated theoretical material on genre.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide students with the skills in literary analysis, and more specifically in understanding genre/s, needed to complete Honours-level work

  • instil in students an awareness of literary genres and related criticism, and to impart advanced literary theories and concepts related to genre
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will have gained:

  • further skills in literary analysis: advanced, critical reading skills

  • an improved ability to communicate literary knowledge via written communication/assessment

  • advanced written skills

  • advanced knowledge of criticism/literary theory on genre