Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
How do you see the world around you? Imaginary geographies play an important role in understanding the spaces and places we encounter in our lives. During this module, you will read a range of critical material on the relationships between humans and their natural and social environments. You will draw on this to produce your own creative writing (poetry and/or prose--fiction and/or creative nonfiction and/or blog posts) throughout. You will also learn how to give and take constructive critique on your work from your peers, which will help you shape your writing through revision.
To introduce students to key theoretical concepts about humans' relationships to natural and built environments.To enable students to explore the processes of writing original work.To provide students with an understanding and experience of writers' workshops and the giving and receiving of critical feedback among peers.
Intended Learning Outcomes
write a number of creative pieces (poetry and/or prose--fiction/creative nonfiction and/or blog posts) and know how they are constructed: 1utilise a range of approaches within cultural geography and critical theory (emotional geographies, geopoetics, etc) based on the study of primary material and secondary sources: 2conceive and formulate effective arguments about criticism and creative writing in written forms: 2develop their research skills through the exploration and deployment of a range of media (paper, digitised material, internet sources, etc): 2reflect critically on the creative process involved in writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction: 1,2
20 contact hours in seminars, workshops or consultations40 hours preparatory work for seminars/workshops60 hours researching and writing a portfolio15 hours preparing texts for peer critique/blog15 hours preparing a short paper
1: Portfolio weighted 70%
Description of Module Assessment
A 2000-2500 word portfolio Students will offer a portfolio, comprising poetry and/or prose and/or travel writing. The portfolio may be 2500 words of prose, an equivalent quantity of poetry, or a mixture of the poetry and prose. 1000 words = 2 poems.2: Short Paper weighted 30%
A 1000-1200 word essayStudents will choose one question from a list of 4-6. The essay will require them to critique a theoretical text, or else apply critical theory to a piece of creative writing.