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Exotic Erotic Other: World Writing in English (12 points)


Leader: Dr Chandani Lokuge and Dr Heather Scutter

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit will offer students the opportunity to engage in creative writing and critique. The main focus of the unit will be on diversity of literatures in English (mainly of the past three decades) with the emphasis on writing that confronts difference in preoccupation with identity, religion, history, gender and sexuality, children, space and landscape, marginality and diaspora, and hybridity in recent postcolonial writing. The unit will offer students the opportunity to develop their creative writing and reading skills, and provide a strong foundation for further study in creative writing, reading and research.

Assessment: Either one creative fiction/non-fiction with critical exegesis or an essay (5000 words): 60% + Seminar presentation (2000 words): 10% + Essay (2000 words): 20% + Participation: 10%

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