EGL201 Reality Bites: An Exploration of Non-Fiction - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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EGL201 Reality Bites: An Exploration of Non-Fiction

This course introduces different genres within creative non-fiction writing, including: the tradition of the great essayists; travel writing; ‘science’ writing; historical fiction; and memoir, biography and autobiography. In addition, the notion of fraudulence is explored in terms of the Australian literary landscape. Concepts such as verisimilitude, believability, and persuasion are explored, as are the lines between the real and the constructed. The course examines the key roles of objective research and subjective identity in the construction of writing.

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  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
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Course outline

EGL201 Course Outline Semester 1, 2020 (PDF 270KB)

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