This course aims to explore the field of literary stylistics and its relationship to aesthetics and phenomenology in a cross-cultural context. The course will enable students to better understand how both beauty and meaning are formed with words across various cultural and literary traditions and so better understand their own creative practice. A variety of academic and creative texts from across cultures will be studied. Having read model texts, students will compose new creative works – in prose, poetry, script etc. according to their preference – and discuss techniques and philosophies of writing related to stylistics and aesthetics.