Creative Texts

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creative Texts

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, English, Literature, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    LL 331 is a practice-based, workshop centered course in cross-generic creative writing. The course will provide a sustained opportunity for students to improve and extend their writing skills to work towards a larger writing project. The prescribed sub-genre this semester is plantations, as in practices and legacies of colonial plantation systems, and its creation of a sub-genre of artistic fields from literature to music to dance and films. Students will analyze key sample texts from the identified sub-genre of plantation aesthetics for this course. The course will provide for in-depth workshops, with guest writers, professional editors, and includes a short final collaborative attachment with a practicing artist to experience and research the synergies between the creative arts and creative writing.
    Course Content
    - Foundational Elements
    - Plantations as Aesthetic Sub-Genre
    - Artistic Synergies in an Independent Study
    Learning Outcomes
    - Gain knowledge of creative writing based on foundational elements of writing within a particular genre and its form in English
    - To attain proficiency in fundamentals of creative writing in a variety of identified genres within the context of the imaginative and creative process.
    - To utilize knowledge of poetics of creative writing towards the creation of an original body of
    work within particular identified genres.

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