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ALW242 - Poetry: Events in Language

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered 2018 re-offered 2019

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ann Vickery





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Poetry is typically turned to at times when individuals or communities struggle at the edge of expression, trying to understand extremities of feeling and circumstance, whether these be desire, joy, sadness, outrage, fear, despair, doubt or regret. Poetry can also be our preferred mode when we seek to articulate our relationship with the Other, experiences of intimacy and separation, the boundaries of the self, and the question of mortality. This unit introduces students to a range of modes and forms of poetry. Students will be encouraged to explore the content, performance and impact of a range of examples, prompting experimentation and informed composition of original works.


Mini Folio of 3-5 small original works, equivalent 600 words, 15%

Aural/Recorded Reading & Participation Task, equivalent 600 words, 15%

Original Folio & Critical Comparative Reflection, equivalent 1200 words, 30%

Final Folio & Poetics Statement and Bibliography, equivalent 1600 words, 40%

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