Creative Writing Hybrid Forms ENGLIT4120

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course explores reading and writing as cross-genre, cross-disciplinary practices, interrogating ideas of hybridity, slipstream, migration and nomadic writing against sample texts drawn from different traditions, time periods and genres. Introducing key concepts and theories that underpin hybrid writing, the aim of the course is to facilitate the development of writing and reading practices that problematize, resist and critique genre dichotomies and transgress disciplinary boundaries.


1 x 2hr session each week over ten weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.  This will be split into 5 x 1hr seminars and 15 hours of workshops. 


This is one of the Honours options in English Literature and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of Junior Honours English Literature, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation.

Excluded Courses

ENGLIT4079 and ENGLIT4119 Creative Writing Fiction

ENGLIT4081 and ENGLIT4121 Creative Writing Poetry

ENGLIT4024P and 4118P Creative Writing Dissertation

ENGLIT 4080 Creative Writing Hybrid Forms


Portfolio of creative writing (5000 words): 90%

Seminar presentation of 5 minutes: 10%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ understand theories and concepts of hybridity in literature

■ develop reading practices from a broad range of time periods and geographical areas

■ produce original creative texts informed by theories of hybridity

■ acquire the analytical and linguistic tools to be involved in their own assessment and criticism.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ articulate a sophisticated knowledge of theories of hybridity and apply this in their own writing

■ evaluate the cultural significance of hybridity in relation to literary form

■ appraise the linguistic and formal elements of texts and apply these in their own writing

■ assess their own creative process while putting it in a larger and relevant context of creative practice

■ reflect constructively on the work of self and others in a workshop and seminar context.

■ demonstrate resilience and time management through effectively planning, undertaking and submitting coursework.

■ deal with change and new challenges by applying their disciplinary skills and knowledge to previously unfamiliar research areas and questions.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.