ALW242 - Poetry: Events in Language


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

From 2025:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent


This unit introduces students to one of the oldest and most fundamental forms of literary expression: poetry. The unit concentrates on poetry as a contemporary creative practice, with an emphasis on concepts and techniques that support poetic production. The unit concentrates on typographic forms of poetry, but it also looks beyond 'poetry of the page’, introducing students to digital and performative forms of poetry. Conceptually, the unit covers aspects of poetics such as catalogue, form and genre, ecopoetics, and beyond. The unit is designed to cater to students with diverse experiences in reading and writing poetry.

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