Core Module Information
Module title: Authorship

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP11174
Module leader: Nick Binge
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The purpose of this trimester is to examine the changing role of the author over the years, as well as the realities of authorship in the 21st century. Throughout the trimester, you will develop your understanding of yourself as an author and of your place within the industry as a whole. You will do this by undertaking original research within a specific area of the publishing industry, and by defining how you might disrupt or invigorate it. You will begin by exploring the areas of professional practice that many authors pursue alongside their writing in order to build sustainable careers. These include teaching creative writing, self-publishing, digital platforms, community engagement, and live events. After selecting an area of professional practice to investigate further, you will decide upon a research question; carry out practical research; investigate relevant theory texts; and submit your findings in the form of a research essay. You will then be required to present concept documents for use within your chosen professional practice areas, describing problems you have identified and proposing potential solutions or demonstrating best practice. Overall, this will enable you to become a responsible, literary citizen as your progress through your career as an author and creative professional.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically engage with the theoretical, political and cultural contexts of contemporary authorship.

LO2: Produce compelling and intellectually robust accounts of your own purpose and creative practice.

LO3: Generate original research to analyse current industry practice from a theoretical perspective.

LO4: Generate concept documents for use within your chosen area of professional practice.

LO5: Produce original, marketable and culturally relevant work in essay form.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: El Lam
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Lecture 6
Online Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1~2~3~4~5 12 , WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP11174 Authorship