1. Teaching Programme and Core Reading 19 items
    You need to complete weekly pre-class reading and will be set one homework task each week of approximately 1,000 words of fiction to be submitted prior to class – weekly submission deadlines as well as details of how/where to submit will be confirmed during the first week.
    1. Week 1 Intro: Exploring the Current Fiction Scene with Emma Filtness

    2. Week 2 Publishing Fiction: Lit Mags and Competitions with Emma Filtness 1 item
      1. Pre-reading: 1 item
    3. Week 3 Fantasy & Folklore: Exploring Voice with Emma Filtness 4 items
      1. Pre-reading: 2 items
        1. The Husband Stitch - Carmen Maria Machado

          Article Essential reading

        2. Self-Salvation, Structure, and Sex Part II: Intertextuality in Carmen Maria Machado’s “The Husband Stitch” - Candace Walsh

          Article Essential reading Read this article after you have read 'The Husband Stitch'. Think about intertextuality, and the nature of stories - cautionary tales, urban legends, gossip...

      2. Circe - Madeline Miller 2018

        Book Essential reading Opening chapter available on Blackboard Learn

      3. Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller 2012

        Book Essential reading Opening chapter available on Blackboard Learn

    4. Week 4 Thriller and Point of View: The Truth about Unreliable Narrators with Neil Arksey 3 items
      1. Pre-reading: 1 item
        1. The girl on the train - Paula Hawkins 2016

          Book Essential reading

      2. "The Allure of the Unreliable Narrator" - Kaira Rouda, Chris Schluep

        Article Recommended reading Mentions The Girl On The Train.

      3. "The Girl on the Train" author Paula Hawkins in studio q

        Audio-visual document Recommended reading A relaxed easy-going interviewer that covers how Paula Hawkins developed as a writer, how she came up with the ideas for the book and how these then developed.

    5. Week 5 READING WEEK

    6. Week 6 Breathing Life into Historical Fiction with Neil Arksey 2 items
      1. Pre-reading: 1 item
        1. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned - Wells Tower 2010

          Book Essential reading 'Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned', and, 'Retreat' available on Blackboard Learn.

      2. An Interview with Wells Tower Wednesday, April 27, 2011

        Audio-visual document Recommended reading

    7. Week 7 Structure, Pace and the YA Page-turner with Neil Arksey 1 item
      1. Pre-reading: 1 item
        1. As Good As Dead In Downtown - Neil Arksey 2020

          Book Essential reading

    8. Week 8 Social Justice in The Novel with Sarah Penny 1 item
      1. Pre-reading: 1 item
        1. The beekeeper of Aleppo - Christy Lefteri 2019

          Book Essential reading

    9. Week 9 Relationships and gender with Sarah Penny 1 item
      1. Pre-reading: 1 item
        1. The thing around your neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2009

          Book Essential reading (story collection)

    10. Week 10 Feminism and The Contemporary Novel with Sarah Penny 2 items
      1. Pre-reading: 2 items
        1. Girl, woman, other - Bernardine Evaristo 2019

          Book Essential reading

        2. Feminism - Cathia Jenainati, Judy Groves 2019

          Book Essential reading

    11. Week 11 Editing & Polishing with Emma Filtness / Tutorials

    12. Week 12 Coursework Club with Emma Filtness / Tutorials

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