From Hungry Caterpillars to Hunger Games: Writing for Young People (11115.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Arts and Communications|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 MS Alex HENDERSON (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS 2021 Semester 2 MS Alex HENDERSON (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit allows you to develop your writing skills and knowledge in one of the most dynamic, demanding and exciting areas of creative writing. Writing for Children, Young Adults and Crossover readerships is one of the most commercially successful - and critically important - fields of practice in contemporary publishing. In this unit, you'll develop a working understanding of the nature of writing for young people: the genres, styles and ideas that have shaped and continue to influence the field. You'll engage with a broad theoretical framework in which we examine 'the child' as a socially constructed idea, and you'll apply your writing abilities in hands-on writing for a range of readerships from pre-literate readers through to highly sophisticated 'crossover' readerships.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1 Write confidently for young people demonstrating an awareness of a range of audiences and the requirements of various markets;
2. Demonstrate reflective and reflexive skills in evaluating and enhancing creative writing;
3. Apply concepts presented in research surrounding the construction of childhood to the writing of literature for children, young adults, and ?crossover? readers, and understand the publication avenues for this kind of writing; and
4. Apply concepts presented in the research literature to the analysis of literature for young people and issues surrounding both audience and literature.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2020
- Semester 2, 2019
Three hours of an on-campus lecture and tutorial per week.
7479 Writing for Young People
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