Creative Writing: A Practical Intro.

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LEL069M05
Vaknaam Creative Writing: A Practical Intro.
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction to Poetic Form
Leerdoelen Advanced knowledge and understanding of texts written in a variety of genres.
The ability to generate new ideas.
The ability to work with unfamiliar material.
The ability to be critical and self-critical.
The ability to identify, articulate and resolve problems.
The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy.
The ability to express themselves in clear, well-structured English at level C2.
Omschrijving This course will introduce participants to poetic genres, forms and metres, enabling them to develop, or to expand upon their own practice, as creative writers in English. Participants will study poetry from a variety of traditions, in order to understand how poetic form is determined by its original context in performance, and by the information, musical and theatrical technologies necessary to that original performative context. Far from being arbitrary or inorganic restrictions upon individual creativity, poetic form will emerge as the response to a context in performance that may since have been lost; as something organic, evolving and (potentially) still very much alive. Over a series of seminars and creative writing workshops, featuring poets invited to reflect upon their own practice, participants will investigate how ancient poetics have been (and might be) adapted for the creation of contemporary poetries in English, being introduced to recent research on creative writing as an historical and a discursive phenomenon. In addition, participants will learn to use creative-writing techniques as a form of artistic research and as an element of their methodologies.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm portfolio
(Creative Portfolio (50%) Critical Commentary (50%))
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. D.M. Ashford
Docent(en) dr. D.M. Ashford
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor obtained and admission to the MA programme (check the degree programme’s Teaching and Examination Regulations).
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
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