Literary Studies: True Stories (8623.4)
|Level:||Undergraduate First Year Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice|
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- Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (178594) - View
- Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164984) - View
- Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139584) - View
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How do we know whether the book we are reading is true or invented? Is it only because the dust-jacket tells us so? What if the label is playfully or deliberately misleading? Novels can be written that include actual figures, and journalists can write in ways that we usually associate with fiction. This can be confusing for readers. If the act of representing actual people and events in narrative form throws up complex issues, it also makes for compelling reading, and allows writers to explore issues in greater depth than can daily journalism. In this unit, students will examine what happens when writers, whether journalists, novelists or others, tell true stories in books. Works of pioneers of book length journalism are examined as well as contemporary examples.
This unit is co-taught with unit 8754 Literary Studies: True Stories G.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the similarities and differences between general non-fiction and narrative non-fiction writing.
2. demonstrate an understanding of the nature and range of narrative non-fiction writing, including sub-genres such as true crime, exposes and popular ideas.
3. demonstrate an understanding of issues arising in the use of a narrative approach in telling true stories.
4. demonstrate an understanding of the issues arising for practitioners in the relationships they form with their principal sources.
5. apply concepts presented in the research literature to the analysis of narrative non-fiction.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2018
- Semester 2, 2017
One hour lecture, one hour tutorial and one hour online engagement and equivalent contact for Winter Term.
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- 987AA Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Journalism
- 988AA Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
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- 125JA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies
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- 984AA Bachelor of Writing