Level of study Second Year
Credit value 20
Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least 40 credits, or equivalent, of appropriate study in this discipline, e.g. as part of at least one year of study on a l
This module will introduce you to the theory and practice of editing. You will gain a structured overview of issues relating to the editing of literary texts, from self-editing (editing as a creative strategy, building on your creative writing to date) and editing as a mentoring strategy, to editing as a professional activity involving different types and levels of expertise. You will be introduced to both generic and genre-specific editing techniques, and will be given the opportunity to hone your ability to make realistic (critical and aesthetic) editorial judgments through a practical editing project, involving the collaborative selection, text-editing/proof-reading, and in-house publication of an anthology of work by fellow students.
Teaching and learning methods
Mixed-activity Lectures, and Student-led group work.