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ENM4270 - Feminist Poetics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Rose Lucas


Not offered in 2007


This unit will offer close study of a number of key women poets of the twentieth century who have contributed to a general feminist challenge to, and rewriting of, conventional inscriptions of gender. Using the theories of Julia Kristeva, it will also critique the category of poetic language and its relation to the genre of poetry. These issues will form the focus for substantial readings of poetic texts. The emphasis for learning will be upon discussion and debate, facilitated by the presentation of student papers.


Class participation: 20%
Short essay (3000 words): 30%
Long research essay based on oral presentation of seminar paper (6000 words): 50%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week