6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
The subject examines contemporary poetry and poetics and its applicability to writing practice through a comparative approach. The subject concentrates on a number of key texts by major contemporary poets and examines various works which may be seen to exemplify, modify, or challenge these poetics. Students will be required to reflect both creatively and analytically on their ongoing writing practice in the light of these texts. In the collaborative environment of workshops, students will be encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and styles
The subject aims to introduce students to a range of primary texts within the field of contemporary poetry and poetics, providing the opportunity to develop critical and creative skills. At the successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
- Articulate the key features of major developments in contemporary poetics
- Reflect critically on his/her writing practice in the light of these developments
- Demonstrate how a given text exemplifies or challenges contemporaneous theories of poetics
- Devise writing strategies which utilise in direct or modified ways (oppositional or ironic) aspects of a given poetics within their writing practice
- Demonstrate critical skills through the editorial commentary on works in progress presented in workshops
- Develop creative and professional skills through the drafting process
- Demonstrate an awareness of the relations between modern critical theory and creative practice
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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