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ALL727 - Contemporary Poetry

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ann Vickery





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 4 hour Seminar per fortnight

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit will introduce students to a wide range of contemporary poetry and poetry criticism, extending from the early twentieth century to the present. Approaches to poetry will be through individual poets; technical understanding of poetic forms and critical discourses and debates; comparative local, national and international poetry studies; creative and/or critical responses to poetry; poetry and its relations with popular culture and song lyrics. Poets to be studied may include T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Les Murray, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lady Gaga, and Eminem.


Close textual analysis, 20%, 1000 words

Online discussion, 20%, 1000 words

Critical and/or Creative research essay, 60%, 3000 words

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