Subject CWRI20007 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour tutorial in weeks 1 - 6 and a 2.5-hour workshop in weeks 7 - 12.
Total Time Commitment:

Total expected time commitment is 102-hours across the semester, including class time.





Recommended Background Knowledge:

106-105/CWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice

Non Allowed Subjects:

106-237 Poetry

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Prof Kevin Brophy


Subject Overview:

This subject is an introduction to a range of poetic forms. Students will read poetry from various periods and cultures, with an emphasis on 20th century and contemporary poetry.


On completion of the subject students should have:

  • demonstrated a broad reading of poetry encompassing various forms and periods;
  • drafted and developed poems from a variety of approaches and forms;
  • an understanding of poetic conventions;
  • discussed works of contemporary poetry in their historical and cultural context.

12 to 15 poems or 100-150 lines of poetry 65% (six poems due mid-semester, remainder due at the end of the semester), an 800 word review of one book of poetry 15% (due at the end of the semester), attendance at a poetry reading and 500 word report on the reading 10% (due at the end of semester). Regular attendance and participation through a verbal presentation of a book review and submission of work in progress for workshopping 10% (during the semester). This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  • demonstrate sound and independent critical and ethical thinking in their choice of materials and processes;
  • present written and oral communication to a professional standard regarding their treatment and material choices.

This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts (Continuing) and Bachelor of Creative Arts students and may be credited towards a major in Creative Writing in either course. Students who have completed 760-205 Poetry are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing Major
Related Breadth Track(s): Creative Writing

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