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Literary Studies: Poetry/Criticism (8143.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice



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    Students undertake the study of twentieth and twenty-first century English language poetry, and training in contemporary critical practice with an eye to its historical antecedents. Students read a major body of recent poetry in English. As well as an appreciation of this work, they gain insight into possible critical angles to take upon it through a survey of key works of criticism, from the 18th century and into the present. Students are trained to develop and defend their own independent critical stances. They also receive an introduction to the philosophy of judgment.
    This unit is co-taught with unit 8752 Literary Studies: Poetry/Criticism PG.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit students will:

    1. Demonstrate in writing and orally that they are able to make critical judgements about the poetry they read;

    2. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on their own judgements; and

    3. Demonstrate in writing and orally that they are able to extend theories of critical judgement beyond poetry to other fields.

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.





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