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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Reading like a Writer: Craft and Creativity
Module Code EL533
School 67
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse literary texts from a craft-based perspective.
2. Reflect in an informed and contextualised way on theories of literary influence and originality.
3. Describe and evaluate a variety of ways in which literary texts are in dialogue with one another within recognised literary groupings and schools, historically and cross-culturally.
4. Apply the insights gained into other writers’ techniques to their own compositional practice.
5. Show knowledge of literary cultures outside the academy and explore possible participation therein
6. Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of the forms & genres available to a contemporary writer
7. Demonstrate a mastery of grammar & syntax
8. Demonstrate the ability to identify and manipulate rhetorical tropes in their own work and the work of others

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Essay2 essays, c. 3000 words each100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MACWMaster of Arts in Creative Writing

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