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ALL727 - Contemporary Poetry

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Vickery




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Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

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, Eminem.


Close textual analysis, 20%, 1000 words

Online discussion, 20%, 1000 words

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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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