CRWR 3001 - Boundary Riders: Creative Critical Writing

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

This course will introduce students to writing that brings together theory and creative practice. It will cover the history and development of works that combine the critical and the creative including auto-theoretical, fictocritical and auto-ethnographic works. Students will read and analyse the development and use of these forms in academic and other institutional frameworks. Students will also analyse and discuss debates about subjectivity and objectivity, the usefulness of these forms and the place of the exegesis in creative and critical writing practice. Students will produce critical creative works and an exegetical work discussing process and form.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CRWR 3001
    Course Boundary Riders: Creative Critical Writing
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 6 units of level 2 undergraduate study
    Incompatible CRWR 2007
    Course Description This course will introduce students to writing that brings together theory and creative practice. It will cover the history and development of works that combine the critical and the creative including auto-theoretical, fictocritical and auto-ethnographic works. Students will read and analyse the development and use of these forms in academic and other institutional frameworks. Students will also analyse and discuss debates about subjectivity and objectivity, the usefulness of these forms and the place of the exegesis in creative and critical writing practice. Students will produce critical creative works and an exegetical work discussing process and form.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Ros Prosser

    Dr Rosslyn Prosser
    rosslyn.prosser@adelaide.edu.au
    8313 3814
    Napier Level 6 Room 613
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    1 Read and interpret a range of creative critical texts

    2 Begin to demonstrate an awareness of how to frame a research or creative problem and devise ways of
    addressing it in the context of creative critical writing

    3 Think rigorously about selected creative critical texts and the contexts of their production

    4 Prepare and deliver polished and carefully edited samples of creative critical writing (through a series of
    exercises and drafts)

    5 Critically evaluate their own and others’ written materials

    6 Engage productively and respectfully with their peers

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4,5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4,5,6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2,3,4,5,6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4,5,6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    A Course reader will be avaialble for purchase from ICC.
    Students will be notified of this.
    Recommended Resources
    Students will be presented with a range of extra readings.
    Online Learning

    MyUni will be used to make
    the following available: course guide; audio recordings of all lectures;
    lecture notes; readings (through DRMC); announcements; discussion boards; group
    facilities including email and file exchange; external web links; submission of
    some assignments.

    Turnitin will also be used for the submission of some assignments.

    The course guide will be made available as close to the enrolment date as possible. Lecture notes and
    readings will be made available at the beginning of the semester. Lecture audio
    recordings and other materials will be made available as the semester
    progresses.







  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will have lectures and seminars. The seminars will consist of writing workshop.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.



    1 x 1-hour lectures per week  = 12 hours per semester

    1 x 2 hour seminar per week  = 24hours per semester

    6 hours reading per week = 72 hours per semester

    2 hours research per week  = 24 hours per semester

    2 hours assignment preparation per week = 24 hours per semester

    TOTAL = 156 hours per semester








    Learning Activities Summary
    What is Creative Critical Writing?

    Literary Journalism: A Point of Change

    Where are we? Maps and place in
    postmodern fictions, the dossier novel

    Reading and Writing the unknown: Australia

    Family:photography and textual interrogations

    New Ethnographies: Understanding the self through culture and writing

    Arrivals:Boats and Anchors

    Subjectivity

    Writing Memory Finding Meaning

    Describe it: Science and eating lobsters

    Fictocriticism and the new museum








    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Writing workshops and group discussion will constitute a significant part of the course.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary


    2,000 word critical-creative work negotiated with Course Convenor
      40%
    1,000 word draft proposal
    20%
    Journal/workbook
    20%
    1000 word exegetical report
    20%





    Assessment Detail




    Workbook 30% Students are expected to
    complete a workbook that contains all creative writing activities carried out
    in seminars and lectures. The workbook will also include extra writing
    exercises as provided.

    Final Creative Work 40% This work will
    demonstrate an understanding of one or more of the range of writing techniques
    presented throughout the semester. The expectation of edited and well-presented
    work will be part of the assessment.

    Draft Proposal 20% Students will
    prepare a pitch and a comprehensive proposal for their final creative work. The
    proposal will be presented both in class as an editing exercise and for
    assessment.

    Exegetical Report 10% The exegesis
    accompanies the final creative work and consists of an explanation and
    discussion of writing techniques and process.





    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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