Anne Lauppe-Dunbar is a fiction writer and lecturer at Swansea University, currently lecturing on the creative writing BA and MA. Her forthcoming novel Dark Mermaids is based on the GDR doping scandal, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Impress Prize in 2011. Anne's most recent work is placed in the New Welsh Review (December 2013). She is co-editor of the Swansea Review http://swanseareview.com. Anne writes plays, poems, short stories, and reviews, and has been widely anthologised by Cinnamon Press, Seren and Albion.

Visit Anne's webpage http://www.annelauppedunbar.com/

Teaching

  • EN-117 Creative Writing: Fiction Genres

    An innovative module that will introduce the student to the art of writing within a broad range of genres. Weekly lectures will introduce each student to authors of specific genres, such as crime writing, historical fiction, fairytale, horror, fantasy, science fiction, romance and writing desire. Each lecture will be followed by a seminar that will focus on a variety of methods used to write in that specific genre. Regular assignments will offer the student a opportunity to write creatively - a unique opportunity to expand, discover, and explore their emerging writerly voice. Built into the module is a wide reaching reading programme that will assist each student to be conversant with the traditions of writing in a specific genre, whilst encouraging close reading and editing skills. Students will be taught by published authors who work within these particular genres, and will also have the opportunity to hear these authors read & discuss their own new work and works-in-progress. The module aims to examine the structure, voice, setting and genre, of specific written material so as to initiate curiosity, create empathy, and focus on increasing an understanding of the structures used within writing character, setting and historical context in a specific genre. Emphasis will be placed on the theory and practice of reading, comprehension and writing.

  • EN-118 Creative Writing: Styles of Fiction

    An innovative module that will introduce the student to the art of writing within a broad range of styles. Weekly lectures will introduce each student to authors of specific styles, such as poetry, writing for theatre, song writing and professional writing. Each lecture will be followed by a seminar that will focus on a variety of methods used to write in that specific style. Regular assignments will offer the student an opportunity to write creatively - a unique opportunity to expand, discover, and explore their emerging writerly voice. Built into the module is a wide reaching reading programme that will assist each student to be conversant with the traditions of writing in a specific genre, whilst encouraging close reading and editing skills. Students will be taught by published authors who work within these particular genres, and will also have the opportunity to hear these authors read & discuss their own new work and works-in-progress. The module aims to examine the structure, voice, setting and style, of specific written material so as to initiate curiosity, create empathy, and focus on increasing an understanding of the structures used within research, writing character, setting and historical context in a specific style. Emphasis will be placed on the theory and practice of reading, comprehension and writing.

  • EN-119 The Stage Play World

    The Stage Play World is an introductory module which combines an overview of performance history -- from classical Greek theatre to the present-day stage presentations -- with the development of reading and analytical skills. The module teaches students how to read and understand a stage script and then moves on to a consideration of how to analyse what is being read. The course also teaches students how to argue persuasively from that analysis. The module has been designed to emphasise the continuous development of drama, together with its links to social and historical events and to movements in other forms of art and literature. There are a number of set texts, with additional extracts that will be considered in lectures.

  • EN-234 Introduction to Writing Fiction

    Building on the overview of fiction genres in EN117, this course, which is workshop-based, takes a practical approach to getting started as a writer of fiction. Through a combination of expert instruction and practical exercises, together with a thorough reading programme, EN-234 guides students on the path towards writing and improving their own fictional prose. The emphasis will be on the short-story form. students will create a portfolio of fiction work, on which they will be assessed.

  • EN-236 Introduction to Writing Drama

    This lecture/workshop module leads the student through theory and practice of the main areas of naturalistic theatre, with a short introduction to non-naturalistic theatre. Regular assignments will be set, and these will be brought to the workshop to be presented and considered. The module considers the relationship between writer, play, actors and audience. It examines methods of structuring material so as to reinforce curiosity and create empathy and suspense, and explores issues of character and dialogue. Emphasis will be placed throughout on the practicalities of the creation of a performance script.

  • EN-3026 Creative Writing Personal Project

    Students taking this module must submit a portfolio of creative writing of between 7-8,000 words in any genre, subject to Departmental approval. The Personal Project is an independent study module for which each student will receive 5 hours of individual or group supervision. Supervisions will take place at regular intervals with set targets, and will primarily involve feedback on the style and structure of the submission.

  • ENM700 Thriller Writing

    Crime/thriller fiction is the most popular literary genre in the world, with UK sales alone rising by 80 per cent in the last decade. This course will teach the fundamentals of narrative tension, plot and character motivation; the use of suggestion, withholding information, creating setting; the art of the character-sketch and the elaboration of character through realistic plot and twist, dialogue and narrative momentum. The course will be taught through a fluid mingling of tutor-led discussion and workshop-based exercises; writing techniques will be clarified by the reading and discussion of named works, shedding light on creative practice by exercises in mimesis and parody. The module will be evaluated by a 6000-word portfolio to be submitted at the end of the semester, consisting of the first three chapters of a novel.

  • ENMD00 Creative Writing Dissertation

    Individual Creative Writing project devised and defined in discussion between supervisor and student (within the parameters pertaining to genre detailed in the MA Creative Writing handbook)

Supervision

  • Dream Logic. Book One: Shaman (current)

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  • Stockings and Slut-dropping: A night of Burlesque (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Bilton
  • Constraint:a polyphonic collection of cross-genre short fiction unified by the theme of constraint - whether self-imposed or within boundaries of gender, social class or race (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Bilton
  • ‘Wordsmith’ (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Francesca Rhydderch
  • Echoes to the Least Footfall (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Bilton
  • In progress- To be confirmed (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Francesca Rhydderch
  • Untitled (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Franklin
  • The Book of J. (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Bilton
  • Title of Novel: Unvisited Tombs Title of Research: Rewriting women into History: A Study of Mesanarratives. (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Francesca Rhydderch
  • Untitled (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Alan Bilton