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ALL727 - Contemporary Poetry

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Vickery
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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, Eminem.

Assessment

Close textual analysis, 20%, 1000 words

Online discussion, 20%, 1000 words

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

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