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Poetry and Poetics (CWRI30006)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeCWRI30006
Semester 1
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Students in this subject will inquire into a wide range of traditional and contemporary stylistic practices in poetry and poetics. Students will analyse and present discussions on a variety of poetic texts and recent works on poetics, before applying central poetic styles in their own writing. The subject will also involve intensive workshopping of students' own poetry with a focus on extending poetic technique and developing and articulating a personal poetic.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should have:

  • demonstrated an advanced critical reading of the core humanities discipline of poetry, encompassing various formal, conceptual and philosophical approaches to contemporary poetry practices ;
  • drafted and developed a coherent suite of poems drawing from in-class explorations of poetic techniques, and presented effectively in oral, online and written formats;
  • developed an ability to interact collaboratively with peers in the discipline area and undertake informed and constructive peer review of individual creative projects; and
  • an ability to contextualise their learning in terms of the discipline of poetry and relate their creative work to issues raised in critical, theoretical and philosophical commentaries.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • be able to apply advanced analytic and critical skills to written texts;
  • be able to apply advanced problem-solving skills to creative and analytic tasks;
  • have the ability to complete written tasks to an advanced level of literacy and communication;
  • plan and develop their own work; and
  • work effectively with others while respecting individual differences.

Last updated: 10 August 2019