Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Creative Writing 1

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION This study-unit seeks to provide students with an introduction to the practice of Creative Writing. It provides a space that allows their study of English as a discipline to move away from concerns relating to literary studies, linguistics, and cultural criticism to more directly creative activities.

The study-unit will be run initially on the basis of lectures explaining the development of Creative Writing as a component in its own right within the university curriculum in the UK and the US, and discussing some of the issues relating to the teaching of Creative Writing. It will then move on to a series of workshops providing students with structured guidance and feedback in Creative Writing. Small-group teaching is a feature of the study-unit, and before admission students may therefore be asked to submit a sample of their writing to the visiting lecturer.

Reading List:

There are no set guides as such, but different instructors may recommend different works of reference in the field.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This study-unit is only available to students taking courses within the Department of English as part of their Undergraduate programme: i.e. BA (Hons) in English, BA in English and another subject; B. Ed. (Hons) with English; B. Comm. and English; Law and English. Students may also be asked to present a sample of work before acceptance.

Additionally, first year undergraduate students cannot register for this study-unit.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Written Tasks SEM1 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Mamo Josianne Azzopardi

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