VV026 Creative Writing Workshop

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Josef Prokeš, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing - Faculty of Informatics
Tue 18:00–19:50 C511
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: strives after arousing the students' creativity by means of their own artistic activity (mainly literary); generate an interest in the active and non-consumer attitude to life both in oneself and other people. At the end of the course students should be able to understand and explain sense of artistic activity; create their own artwork in field of literature; interpret actual artistic activity.
  • The point in writing, catharsis, graphomania
  • What to write about (finding a topic)¨
  • Brainstorming
  • Different approaches: creative, eclectic, compilational
  • Choosing a topic, collecting info, study and empathy, syllabus
  • Non-literary texts (non fiction)
  • Automatic writing
  • Metaphor creation
  • Inspiration from science, literary texts, painting, architecture
  • Diary and its forms
  • Collage of ones own and other texts
  • Collective writing
  • Change of perspective, change of tense
  • Choice of genre and its changes
  • Variations, imitations, parody
  • Plagiarism
  • Manuscript, the first draft
  • Language games and reproduction exercises
  • Theatre performance
  • Text reviewing and editing, compositional and stylistic amendments, corrections, annotation, information about the author
  • Author's reading
  • Critical evaluation, polemic, the ethics of critisism
  • Copyright
  • Book presentation
  • Texts on the Internet
  • A set of texts written by the students throughout the course
  • PROKEŠ, Josef. Laboratoř slovesné tvorby na Fakultě informatiky Masarykovy univerzity v Brně (Laboratory of Creative Writing at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University). Universitas (revue Masarykovy univerzity v Brně), Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2005, ročník 38, No 2, p. 33-35. ISSN 1211-3384. info
  • Tak pište. Brno: SURSUM, 1998. 116 pp. ISBN 80-85799-36-7. info
  • FIŠER, Zbyněk. Tvůrčí aspekty výstavby textu. Vedoucí práce Zdeněk Kožmín. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Filozofická fakulta, 1998. 211 pp. info
Teaching methods
lecture, explanation and demonstration, discussion, home work, seminar work, dialogue method, excursion, brainstorming, collaborating, critical thinking, classroom team work
Assessment methods
final project, essay, colloquium (attendants commit group of texts created during the semester)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2013, recent)
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