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CWR2001 Fairytales and Other Forms

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication


Pre-requisite: CWR1002

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


Through close study of a range of poetic forms, and a suite of folk and fairytales, this course will equip you with a deep understanding of how writers draw on traditional forms to create dynamic and engaging contemporary works of fiction and poetry. The course is designed to emphasise the dynamic relationship between reading the works of other writers, and developing your own writing skills and techniques.

The course is divided into two modules. During the first module, you will read, analyse, and write folk and fairytales. You will examine a range of traditional tales - including works collected by the Brothers Grimm, tales written by Hans Christian Andersen, and tales from the French conte de fée tradition - as well as contemporary retellings and original works. Your own original or retold fairytale will draw on this rich tradition.

In the second module, you will read, analyse and write poetry, with a strong emphasis on the relationship between traditional and contemporary poetic forms and practice. You will examine the history of a range of traditional forms, such as the sonnet and the villanelle, and read and critically analyse both traditional and contemporary examples of each form studied. Your own original poems will draw on and demonstrate your rich understanding of these poetic forms.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba