|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Poetry and Poetics|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||100705 - Written Communication|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||19 June 2021|
Examiner: Nike Sulway
Writers work with language, but often our relationship to the language we choose-its sound and texture, shape and form-is instinctive rather than self-aware. This course engages advanced creative writing students in a deep study of voice and style, through a critical and creative examination of poetics and poetic forms and devices, including reflective interrogation of their own unique literary voice.
This third year course immerses students in a close study of poetics and poetry, that is, in a deep study of how various textual strategies or devices create meaningful effects for the reader. Students will develop a deep understanding of how sound, sense and structure are used in creating a unique voice, or style, as well as looking at how various critical and creative approaches to authorial voice can inform and enrich their own writing practice. Students will study a range of techniques and forms, and produce writing across a wide variety of genres, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction, with the aim of developing a deep and critical understanding of, and appreciation for, their own voice.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- demonstrate a deep understanding of poetry and poetics;
- develop, research and evaluate ideas about poetics and poetry through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice;
- apply relevant skills and knowledge to the production of high quality critical and creative works;
- interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences;
- work independently and collaboratively to produce, critique and improve your own and other’s critical understanding, and creative projects;
- recognise and reflect on the impact of social, cultural and ethical issues in the production and critical reception of creative writing, including poetry.
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=CWR3002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ESSAY||100||30||18 Oct 2021|
|WORKSHOP||100||20||20 Oct 2021||(see note 1)|
|PORTFOLIO||100||50||25 Oct 2021|
- The workshop task is comprised of a series of fortnightly tasks, completed throughout the semester.
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.