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EN5006   Writing Prose 1

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 40

ECTS credits : 20

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to students on MLitt /MFA in Creative Writing (Prose)

Planned timetable: To be arranged

The module offers a critical and practical study of the writing of literary prose, including short and long fiction, as well as the literary essay, life writing and other non-fiction forms. Emphasis is given to the development of a literary prose tradition through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, looking at a variety of approaches, from the novel and the short story to various approaches to Creative Non-Fiction.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 practical class; tutorials by appointment

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: One new submission equivalent in length and nature to the failed piece of coursework.  The piece submitted for reassessment must be entirely new work.


Module coordinator: Professor J Burnside
Module teaching staff: Team taught