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CWR3002 Poetry and Poetics

Units : 1
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
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: CWR2001


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022