LANG 2036 Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 101978
Coordinator Kate Fagan Opens in new window
Description This unit examines Australian poetries of the 20th and 21st centuries in context of parallel events in international poetry. It looks at histories and definitions of poetic 'innovation' and asks how Australian poetry has dealt with different waves of modernism. It studies dialogues between local and international avant-gardes, and surveys new poetic genres emerging in online environments. The unit aims to enrich students' critical understanding of poetry and poetics, and where relevant, to enhance their own creative writing practice. Topics addressed include poetic tradition and counter-tradition; form and experiment; colonialism, exile and belonging; literary communities; critical histories; digital and e-poetries.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 0215 - Poetry and Poetics LGYA 0927 - Poetry and Poetics
Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.
- Demonstrate an understanding of modern and contemporary Australian poetries and poetics
- Analyse links between Australian poetries and those of other countries
- Critically engage with a range of poems and poetic texts
- Apply key theoretical perspectives relevant to modern and contemporary poetry and poetics
- Histories of innovation in Australian poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries
- Ecology, colonialism, place and 'landscape' in Australian poetry, including the poetics of Indigenous resistance
- Imagism in Anglo-American modernist poetries and its expression in Australian poetries
- International avant-gardes of the 20th century including French symbolism, futurism, objectivism, Latin American surrealisms, the New York School and Language Poetry
- Australian avant-garde movements and retreats including The Jindyworobak movement, Angry Penguins and The Ern Malley hoax
- Histories of poetry criticism and the transformation of the modernist critical 'enterprise'
- Literary and cultural histories of the 20th century
- The politics of poetic form
- New romanticism, postmodernism and the Generation of '68
- Urban Australian identities, migrant poetics and Collective publishing ventures
- Australian poetries in the early 21st century including digital poetics, online sampling, poetry blogs, e-poetries and poetry apps
- Subject Reader (to be compiled by subject coordinator), available for purchase at UWS Connect Books