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EN236 - The Practice of Fiction: Context, Themes & Techniques

  • Module code: EN236
  • Module name: The Practice of Fiction: Context, Themes & Techniques
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will introduce students to a range of traditional and contemporary approaches to writing fiction.

Principal learning outcomes

The module will develop skills in reading contemporary fiction, both in English and in translation. Students will become familiar with a range of writers and will learn to make connections between writers, trends and styles, across generations and boundaries of nationality, gender, politics, etc. They will be expected to develop their own reading lists from the primary reading, using recommendations at the end of this page, and their own research. Students will also develop a variety of techniques for writing fiction, practicing the craft of writing through workshops and assignments.

Timetabled teaching activities

The units comprise a mixture of writing workshops, critical discussions of primary texts and peer reviewing.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/second/en236

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN236-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing with Intercalated Year (QP37) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing with Intercalated Year (QP37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3