Poetry and the Imagination (9308.2)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this subject students will be able to:
1. read poetry with enjoyment;
2. judge critically the value of the poems they come to read in the future;
3. aware of the radical gulf between poetry and prose and will have some theories as to its nature;
4. produce at least one poem that they are happy to show to others; and
5. recite off-by-heart one of the last century's most celebrated poems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 6881 Poetry and the Imagination.
Equivalent units6881 Poetry and the Imagination
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Weekly Poetry Selections.
(NB: these are all available as pdfs or links on our canvas page.)
Seven Centuries of Poetry in English, 5th edn, ed. John Leonard (London: Oxford University Press, 2003). (This text is unfortunately out of print. The Co-op Bookroom will, however, have some copies, and It is widely available second-hand.)
Contemporary Australian Poetry, ed. Martin Langford, Judith Beveridge, Judy Johnson & David Musgrave (Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2016).
This unit is flexible, in the sense that it is possible to pass it without attending face-to-face classes. Students should however realise that though lectures can be audited online with little loss of content or experience, tutes cannot be, and much of the learning in the unit occurs within them. Furthermore, one of the assessment items requires attendance at 3 of the many events occurring as part of the Poetry on the Move UC Poetry Festival, from 13-17th September. It may be possible to satisfy that task by listening to a limited range of festival offerings online, but personal attendance will vastly amplify the value of the experience. Students who are attending offline but still able to come to the UC campus occasionally are recommended to at least attend some of those festival events in person.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums