Creative Writing L&S

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Doel vak

Creative writing offers students an opportunity to approach the object
of their study from a new perspective: that of writing rather than
reading. The objectives of this course are (1) to train students to read
literary texts with an awareness of the writers’ poetic and narrative
strategies; (2) to teach students to actively apply such literary
techniques in their own writing of literary texts; (3) to introduce
students to different theories on the relation between the writer and
the meaning of the text. The course trains students' writing skills,
aiming to foster a regular writing practice and a playfulness in
approaching the act of writing that will sustain students' academic
writing practice throughout their curriculum. The seminar setup of a
small writing community also trains students in drafting and revising
their texts, as well as in providing constructive feedback on each
others' work.

Inhoud vak

The course combines the reading of literary texts in English, with an
eye on the authors' poetic or narrative strategies, and the fostering of
a practice of creative writing, in which the studied techniques are used
by students in their own literary texts.


Seminars 6 hours per week.


In-class Assignments (20%)
Weekly Reflections (20%)
Workshop Feedback (20%)
Final Draft of Creative Writing Piece with Reflection on Process and
Changes (40%)
Students must score a 5.5 overall in order to pass the course.

Vereiste voorkennis

Students must have taken part in the modules “Genre and Literary
Analysis” and “Literary Theory.”


To be announced.


This module is part of the BA program English Literature and Society.
Participation by students from outside of this program is not possible.

Overige informatie

Attendance in the course seminars is compulsory. If you are absent at
more than 20% of the seminars, you cannot pass the course. Exceptions
may be made in grave personal circumstances. Make sure to inform both
your lecturer and the student advisor in such cases.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

There is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this module. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the module, (ii) the form of tuition (lecture and/or preferred seminar group), and (iii) the exam. However, for this module the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the module and (iii) the exam, but not for (ii) the seminar groups.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ELBALES104
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. E.L. la Cour
Examinator dr. E.L. la Cour
Docenten dr. E.L. la Cour

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