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Foundation Module: Research Methods for the MA in Writing

Autumn Term

Convenor        Dr Cathia Jenainati
C.Jenainati@warwick.ac.uk  H 539 (ext 73093)

  

OBJECTIVES

This module provides students taking the MA in Creative Writing with an opportunity to examine various research methods and undertake a brief practical research project. By the end of the module, it is expected that students will demonstrate:

  • a sound understanding of research methods;
  • an ability to reference sources in a scholarly manner including any essays / commentaries written as part of a creative writing module;
  • an ability to conduct scholarly research;
  • an ability to integrate research into their creative writing projects as well as the essays / commentaries which accompany these projects;
  • and a thorough understanding of the university’s provision of library and online resources.

SYLLABUS

 

Week

Topic

Tutor / Location

3

Resources in Research

Peter Larkin /Libary

4

Resources in Research

Peter Larkin / Library

6

Introduction to research methods in creative writing / assigning research topics

Link to this session's webpage

Cathia Jenainati H 539

7

Submit research proposals

Cheryl Cave

8

Round-table discussion with Royal Literary Fellows

Facilitator: Cathia Jenainati  H 539

10

Guidelines for writing the Critical Essay

Cathia Jenainati H 539

Teaching in weeks 6, 8 and 10 will take place in room H539 on Thursday 10:00-12:00

ASSESSMENT

The assessment component of this module is linked to Fiction Workshop I

 

 

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