Креативное письмо (BAHR)



Объем (ECTS кредиты)


Тип предмета (обязательный или по выбору)


Семестр преподавания предмета



Короткая аннотация (до 500 печатных знаков)

The course aims to introduce to students major principles of creative writing. It is  built upon postmodern tradition of writing which questions the rigidity of genres and reveals the fluidity of texts written in different traditions and professional spheres. The course pays a particular attention to the importance of writer’s personal experience for her\his writing and tends to demonstrate that even such ‘strict’ forms of writing as academic texts, for example, are enriched by author’s reflexivity and inclusion of the personal experience. The course also poses a question of how and to which extent our social/political positioning influences our writing. A significant part of the course is focused on students’ writing. Students will have to read and write a lot in order to grasp the major principles of creative writing and to improve their skills.


Предпосылки прохождения предмета

√    Have continuous broadband Internet access.

√    Be competent in the English language.


Цель предмета

–       to expand students’ research, analysis, writing, and oral presentation skills

–       to introduce to students major principles of English and Belarusian-language creative writing;

–       to discuss various genres of texts and to show interconnection between those genres;

–       to teach students to criticize each other following the ethical principles.


Связи между результатами программы, результатами предмета, методами обучения и методами оценивания достижения результатов


Study outcomes in the programme


Study outcomes in the course


Learning methods

Evaluation methods








Knowledge and its application


Knowledge of basic concepts and ability to apply them in practice.

To name and define main key concepts of the course

Lectures, seminars, practical and creative tasks 


Oral questioning, interview, test

Distinguish, compare, demonstrate understanding of features of editing of texts of different genres and create their own texts, to adapt translations to the goals of the audience

Lectures, seminars, practical and creative tasks 


Discussions at the seminars and practical and online tasks


Research skills

The skills to critically evaluate the use of texts of various genres.

The skills to research, identify, analyze, and determine the context of the problem.

The skills to collect, analyze data, formulate conclusions from the research topic.to research, identify, analyze, and determine the context of the problem.

The skills to apply learned ideas to edit texts and create their own texts of different genres as well as to translate texts of different genres

Lectures, seminars, practical and creative tasks 


Discussions at the seminars and practical and online tasks, portfolio, control translations


Social skills


Skills of team work, in accordance with the principles of equality, morality, responsibility and professional ethics.

The ability to analyze and articulate their own ideas for research issues

Lectures, seminars, practical and creative tasks 


Discussions at the seminars and practical and online tasks, portfolio, control translations


Тематика курса


1. Introduction. From private to public writing. Major principles of (creative) writing

2. Intimate writing (Letters, diary)

3. Poetry. Alternative poetry. Haiku. Vers rhopaliques.

4. Short story. Fairy tale.

5. Creative essay.

6. Academic essay.

7. Nomadic writing (report, travel writing).

8. Nomadic writing (guide)

9. Manifesto. Writing text in support of a particular case.


Распределение нагрузки студентов

48 ч. – контактные часы (лекции, семинары, онлайн-занятия и др.)

112 ч. – самостоятельная работа.


Формы и методы оценивания учебных достижений студентов

Сказка, манифест, портфолио, экзамен.


Структура накопительной оценки

The final grade consists of the following components:

–       Participation in seminars – 15 %;

–       Portfolio – 15 %;

–       Writing and presentation of final text (tale, manifest) – 50 %;

–       Exam – 20 %.


Основная литература


Morley, D., The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Dawson, P., Creative Writing and the New Humanities. London & NY: Routledge, 2005.


Jolly, M., In Love and Struggle: Letters in Contemporary Feminism. Columbia University Press, 2010, pp. 79 – 95.


Spivak, G. Can the Subaltern Speak? In: C. Nelson and L. Grossberg, Marxism and Interpretation of Culture. Macmillan Education, eds. 1988. (available in Russian, ask a lecturer).


Kolodny, A., Dancing through the Minefield: Some Observations on the Theory, Practice and Politics of a Feminist Literary Criticism. In: R. R. Warhol, D.P. Herndl, Feminisms: an Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism, eds. 2007, pp. 171 – 190 (available in Russian, ask  a lecturer).


Gilmore, L., Autobiographics: a feminist theory of women's self-representation. Cornell University Press (selected chapters), 1995.


Jones, S. H., Adams, T., Ellis, C. Introduction: Coming to Know Autoethnography as More than a Method. In: Handbook of Autoethnography. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2-13, pp. 17 – 48



Дополнительная литература

Вушацкі словазбор Рыгора Барадуліна, Мн. 2013.


Горький  М.,  Письма          начинающим литераторам, [online], [просмотрено 12 февраля 2018; 12:40]. Доступ через Интернет: http://www.maximgorkiy.narod.ru/STATY/pnl.htm


Дикий Р., Николай Басов Творческое саморазвитие, или Как написать роман, [online], [просмотрено 12 февраля 2018; 11:45]. Доступ через Интернет: https://www.stihi.ru/2007/03/09-524


Басов Н., Творческое саморазвитие, или Как написать роман, [online], [просмотрено 12 февраля    2018;   11:55]. Доступ           через   Интернет: https://books.google.by/books?id=oWfAAAAQBAJ&pg=PP4&lpg=PP4&dq=учебник+креатив ного+письма&source=bl&ots=xGu1v1GaqO&sig=HrxuuGzyOErQV0CSp1_gVZfUUc&hl=fr &sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7iu_o1IvSAhVBuSwKHScyBfoQ6AEIJzAC#v=onepage&q=учебник



Силин В., Стилистика начинающего автора, [online], [просмотрено 12 февраля 2019; 11:30].  Доступ           через   Интернет: http://www.kmt.graa.ru/textbook_d.php?cr=325&see=1&l=&a=lit&cat=all


Громыко О., Самоучитель по написанию фантастики, [online], [просмотрено 12 февраля 2019; 11:25]. Доступ через Интернет: http://infiniteworlds.narod.ru/stat/st_grom.htm


Медыялінгвістыка (мова і стыль СМІ) як філалагічная дысцыпліна, [online], [просмотрено

12        февраля          2018;   11:40]. Доступ           через   Интернет: http://elib.bsu.by/bitstream/123456789/106091/1/Badzevich.PDF


Рагойша Р., Уводзіны ў літаратуразнаўства, [online], Мн., 2007 [просмотрено 12 февраля 2018; 11:40]. Доступ через Интернет: http://www.bsu.by/Cache/pdf/208473.pdf


Тычына М., Час прозы, [online], [просмотрено 12 февраля 2018; 11:40]. Доступ через Интернет:http://knihi.com/Michas_Tycyna/Cas_prozy.html#1