1. Block 1: Writing as Communication (lecture week) 2 items
    1. Remembered Rapture: Dancing with Words - bell hooks 2000

      Article Core Please read the full article.

  2. Block 2: Writing as Failing (lecture week) 2 items
    1. Selection from 'Essayism'

      Chapter Core Please read the selection, pp.1-35 (paper) or pp.8-20 (e-book)

    2. 'Revising', from 'Rewriting: how to do things with texts'

      Chapter Core Please read Chapter 5, 'Revising', pp.99-124.

  3. Block 3: Writing as Discovery (lecture week) 2 items
    1. The future of scholarly writing: critical interventions - Angelika Bammer, Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres 2015

      Book Core Please read the chapter 'Tribal Rites', pp.57-70.

    2. 'Disciplinary cultures, texts, and interactions'

      Chapter Core Please read the chapter 'Disciplinary cultures, texts, and interactions', pp.1-19.

  4. Further Reading 2 items
    1. How to write better essays - Bryan Greetham 2018

      Book Additional

    2. The English language - David Crystal 2002

      Book Additional

  5. 'Writing Things': Dr Helen Brookman 8 items
    1. Block 1: Speaking Things 2 items
      1. Selection from 'Phone booth'

        Chapter Core Please read the selected pages from 'Phone booth': pp.1-40.

      2. The Material as Culture: Definitions, Perspectives, Approaches

        Chapter Core Please read 'The Material as Culture: Definitions, Perspectives, Approaches', pp.3-16

    2. Block 2: Moving Things 3 items
      1. ‘Portrait 6: The Aboriginal Laptop’

        Chapter Core Please read ‘Portrait 6: The Aboriginal Laptop’, pp.67-82

      2. Portrait 7: Home and Homeland

        Chapter Core Please read 'Portrait 7: Home and Homeland', pp.73-82

    3. Block 3: Reading Things 3 items
      1. The things that go on a bookshelf

        Chapter Core Please read 'The things that go on a bookshelf', pp.29-48

      2. Chapt 4 Bookshelves as signs and symbols

        Chapter Core Please read 'Bookshelves as signs and symbols', pp.67-81

      3. Thing Theory - Bill Brown 2001

        Article Core Please read full article.

  6. Writing Voices: Dr Rosa Andújar 7 items
    1. Block 1: Capturing Voices: Orality vs. Literacy 3 items
      1. Orality and literacy: the technologizing of the word - Walter J. Ong, John Hartley 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Core Please read pp. 31-57 'Some Psychodynamics of Orality'

      2. Epic singers and oral tradition - Albert Bates Lord 1991

        Book Core Please read pp. 15-37: 'Words Heard and Words Seen'

    2. Block 2: Organizing Voices: The Art of Rhetoric 2 items
      1. Readings from classical rhetoric - Marion Sousa, Philip B. Rollinson, Patricia P. Matsen c1990

        Book Core Cicero, selections from Rhetorica ad Herrennium (Rhetoric, For Herrenius), De Partitione Oratoria (A Dialogue Concerning Oratorical Partitions), and De Oratore (On the Ideal Orator), pp. 162-71, 191-4, and 195-200, respectively in Readings from Classical Rhetoric

      2. Progymnasmata: Greek textbooks of prose composition and rhetoric - George A. Kennedy, Aelius Theon, Hermogenes, Aphthonius c2003

        Book Core ‘Listening to What is Read’, ‘Paraphrase’, ‘Elaboration’ and ‘Contradiction, or Counter-Statement’, excerpts from the Progymnasmata (‘Exercises’) of Aelius Theon, p. 69-72 in Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric, trans. G. A. Kennedy (2003)

    3. Block 3: Anti-Rhetoric and ‘Plain-speaking’ in the Present-Day 2 items
      1. Politics and the English language - George Orwell 2013

        Book Core

      2. Enough said: what's gone wrong with the language of politics? - Mark John Thompson 2017

        Book Core ‘Spin and Counter-Spin’ and ‘Sentences that Sell’ (chapters 4 and 8 in Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics, 2016).

  7. Writing Violence: Dr George Legg 7 items
    1. Block 1: Defining Violence 2 items
    2. Block 2: Visualising Violence 3 items
    3. Block 3: Voicing Violence 2 items
      1. The Language of African Literature

        Chapter Core 'The Language of African Literature', p. 4-33.

      2. Freedom and reality - J. Enoch Powell, John Wood 1970, c1969

        Book Core Please read Chapter 13 'Immigration', pp.213-219.

  8. 'Writing Fictional Worlds': Dr Chris Holliday 10 items
    1. Block 1: Worlds, Worldliness and Worldhood 4 items
      1. Readers In Wonderland - Deborah O'Keefe July 30, 2004 (Paperback)

        Book Core Please read “Introduction: How to Make Sense of a World,” 11-26.

      2. Possible worlds in literary theory - Ruth Ronen 1994

        Book Core Please read “Introduction,” 1-16.

      3. Building imaginary worlds: the theory and history of subcreation - Mark J. P. Wolf 2013

        Book Recommended Please read the chapter by Mark J.P. Wolf, “Worlds Within Worlds,” 16-64 .

      4. Revisiting imaginary worlds: a subcreation studies anthology - Mark J. P. Wolf 2017

        Book Recommended Please read the chapter by Lily Alexander, “Fictional World-Building as Ritual, Drama, and Medium,” 14-45.

    2. Block 2: Representation, Rhetoric and Style 3 items
      1. Mimesis as make-believe: On the foundations of the representational arts - Kendall L. Walton 1990

        Book Core Please read the chapter “Fictional Worlds,” 57-67.

      2. Style and meaning: studies in the detailed analysis of film - John Gibbs, Douglas Pye 2005

        Book Core Please read chapter by V.F. Perkins, “Where is the world? The horizon of events in movie fiction,” 16-41.

    3. Block 3: Boundaries, Borders and the Frame 3 items
      1. Fictional worlds - Thomas G. Pavel 1989

        Book Core Please read chapter “Border, Distance, Size, Incompleteness,” 73-113.

  9. Writing Bodies: Dr Clara Bradbury-Rance 12 items
    1. Block 1: Seeing, Watching, Defining Bodies 6 items
      1. Body - Maureen McNeill

        Chapter Core

      2. Dance Lessons for Writers - Zadie Smith 29 October 2016

        Article Core

      3. Introduction - Simone de Beauvoir

        Chapter Recommended

      4. The Body of the Condemned - Michel Foucault

        Chapter Recommended

    2. Block 2: Unruly Bodies 3 items
      1. Subversive Bodily Acts

        Chapter Core Please read Chapter 3, Part IV: Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions (to access via the ebook, click table of contents - chapter 3, subversive bodily acts, sub-sections, IV: Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions)

    3. Block 3: Questioning Bodies 3 items
      1. The Other's Body - Roland Barthes

        Chapter Recommended

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