UCJANGBP39 Introduction to Creative Reading and Writing

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
In the course, students will get acquainted with the basic principles of reading beautiful literature, they will learn to identify the basic narrative structures and procedures. At the same time, they will try these techniques for writing their own shorter texts of various genres. The aim of the course is to deepen students' skills of literary analysis and independent thinking.
Learning outcomes
The student is able to define and recognize basic literary forms, genres and terminology. They will deepen their knowledge of literary structures and narrative techniques. Can create his /her own text.
  • 1. Introduction to the course 2. How do we read? 3. Creative Reading: major principles 4. Discussing structure 5. Points of view and narrative 6. Characters 7. Character types 8. Creating a beliavable character 9. Symbols and metaphors 10. Creating original comparisons 11. Project assignment 12. Opening and closing a story 13. Final Project Presentation
    required literature
  • Bishop, Wendy, David Starkey. Keywords in Creative Writing. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2006. info
    recommended literature
  • BENNETT, Andrew and Nicholas ROYLE. An introduction to literature, criticism and theory. Fifth edition. New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN 978-1-138-11903-1. info
  • Mills, Paul. The Routledge Creative Writing Coursebook. London: Routledge, 2006. info
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The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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