LITT08012 2017 Writing and Practice 6: Portfolio
After a period of consultation with the staff and with ongoing feedback and review, students complete a portfolio of writing reflecting their focus and interests.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Evaluate their progress through various genre and forms of writing to date.
Propose, develop and produce a body of writing.
Integrate their research within their writing practice.
Develop a personal creative voice within their writing practice.
Collaborate with staff and students in the creative development of their work and reflect on writing practice.
Anticipate contexts and future applications for their writing and plan accordingly.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Classes will consist of a series of seminars by outside practitioners providing insight into current industry practices.
There will be regular review and feedback workshops where work and its progress is evaluated in a group context.
Module Assessment Strategies
Engagement with the workshops and seminars.
Engagement with delivery of the final work, whether public performance, published online or in print, or realisation elsewhere.
The progression from proposal through development and final work.
The depth of and critical context provided by their personal research.
The coherence and quality of the overall portfolio of work.
Personal engagement: The student will be developing skills and strategies for self-directed, motivated work via
- Their management of time and resources towards delivering a body of work.
- Their research within critical, social and historical contexts
- Progress and revision of the body of work in consultation with the outside practictioners, the staff and their peers.
The student will be working towards the realisation of a body of work within a real world context
- Series of engagements with professionals in the field.
- Networking and participation in industry events, festivals, readings etc.
- Contribution in preparation and management of the the final outcome of the year, a graduation showcase event.
- Participation in a shared group project
The students will prepare a series of professional tools for their practice, website, headshot, cv etc.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Proposal of work||Continuous Assessment||Project||20 %||OnGoing||1,2,5,6|
|2||Research book||Project||Project||20 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,5,6|
|3||Portfolio||Project||Project||60 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Seminar||Flat Classroom||Visiting Writer Seminar||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Practice Workshop||5||Weekly||5.00|
Books and manuscripts/posts by visiting professional writers.
Books recommended by visiting professional writers.
Key texts from the course to date for revisting according to individual needs in consultation with the staff.
Baume, Sarah , A line made by walking
Barrett, Colin, Young Skins
Herr, Michael, Dispatches
Rothenberg, Randall, Where the Suckers Moon
Taibbi, Matt, Smells like Dead Elephants
McCafferty, Nell, In the eyes of the law
Healy, John, No one shouted stop (Death of an Irish town)
Pulitzer Prize winners 2018 http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2018
Pulitzer Prize winners 2017 http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2017
Festival participants in Iron Mountain Literary Festival in Carrick-on-Shannon https://www.ironmountainfestival.ie