Landscapes can be beautiful, but they are also always sites of nature-culture encounters, which are themselves always political. What happens when landscapes, buildings and other environmental sites become the foreground in narrative, rather than the background?Students will be encouraged to experiment with different techniques of narrative non-fiction, for example putting themselves at the centre of their narrative, or at its periphery; recording conversations and working with complex themes.Students will learn to identify and apply central concepts like plot, narrative, form and structure, theme, voice and character, in both reading and writing practice, Experimentation, ingenuity, ambition and originality in the student's approach to her/his own writing will be encouraged.
View full module details In this module you will learn further techniques of writing fiction, including how to plot a full-length novel, work on deep characterisation and the construction of an intellectual framework within your fiction.
You may be continuing to work on a project begun in Fiction 1, or starting something new.
The reading list does not represent a curriculum as such, but indicates the range of works and traditions we will draw upon to stimulate new thought about your own work.
Decisions about reading will be taken in response to individual interests.
We also count a number of distinguished creative writers among our staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research.
The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has produced very strong results for the School of English at Kent.
Each week, you will be exposed to a wide range of exemplary, contemporary sequences.
The approach to the exemplary texts will be technical rather than historical; at every point priority is given to your own particular development as poets.
Poetry 2 differs from Poetry 1 in that you are encouraged to develop a sequence or series of wholly new poems.
In this module you will develop your practice of writing poetry through both the study of a range of contemporary examples and constructive feedback on your own work.