School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Writing and FormWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102500.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
102259 - Search (Translation)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1831 Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing or 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies

About this Unit
Literature has always involved playing with language and shaping words into specific forms. The European avant-gardes of the 1910s, 20s and 30s set out to sweep aside traditional forms and valued kinds of playing that many authorities of the day regarded as childish. This unit will examine the interactions of play and form in experimental writing. It will explore the ways in which literary experimentation can be constructive as well as iconoclastic. It will also locate fruitful points of contact between literature and scientific knowledge, using the idea of searching or quest (for meanings and forms) as a guiding metaphor. While focus from year to year might change the unit has focused, for example on the work of the Surrealists and the Oulipo group.

1831.2Master of Arts in Literature and Creative WritingCONTINUING
1831.3Master of Arts in Literature and Creative WritingCURRENT
1832.2Graduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing (exit only)CURRENT
1833.2Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing (exit only)CURRENT
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT

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