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Course Timetable


[Carl Spitzweg: The Poor Poet (1835)]


2017

Semester 1

(27/2-2/6/17)



Lecture:

  • Wednesday 9-10 am [MBS 1.42]

Workshops:
  1. Wednesday 10-12 noon [MS 1.04]
  2. Thurs / Fri 3-5 pm [SNW 2.2 / MS 1.04]


Week 1

Lecture 1
Course Introduction: Fiction - What is it?

Texts:
  • Philip K. Dick, ‘Beyond Lies the Wub’
  • Vivienne Plumb, ‘from Plumb's Fables’
  • Leonora Carrington, ‘The Debutante’

Workshop assignment in lecture


Week 2

Lecture 2
Fiction: Character

Texts:
  • Owen Marshall, ‘Mumsie and Zip’
  • Frank Sargeson, ‘A Great Day’
  • Tobias Wolff, ‘Bullet in the Brain’

Workshop 1
Assignment into peer-editing groups in workshop.


Week 3

Lecture 3
Fiction: Setting

Texts:
  • Janet Frame, ‘The Bedjacket’
  • Michael Morrissey, ‘Jack Kerouac Sat Down beside the Wanganui River and Wept’
  • Sue Orr, 'The Stories of Frank Sargeson’

Workshop 2
Group 1: Workshop stories due.


Week 4

Lecture 4
Fiction: Point of View

Texts:
  • Ernest Hemingway, ‘Hills Like White Elephants’
  • Katherine Mansfield, ‘The Doll’s House’
  • Alice Tawhai, ‘Old Ways’

Workshop 3
Group 1: Peer reviews.
Group 1: stories returned, with corrections and provisional grades.
Group 2: Workshop stories due.


Week 5

Lecture 5
Fiction: Detail

Texts:
  • Angela Carter, ‘The Snow Child’
  • Maurice Duggan, ‘A Small Story’
  • James Joyce, ‘Clay’

Workshop 4
Group 2: Peer reviews.
Group 2: stories returned, with corrections and provisional grades.
Group 3: Workshop stories due.


Week 6

Lecture 6
Fiction: Meaning

Texts:
  • Raymond Carver, ‘Cathedral’
  • Bronwyn Lloyd, ‘Sink or Swim’
  • Tracey Slaughter, ‘Wheat’


Workshop 5
Group 3: Peer reviews.
Group 3: stories returned, with corrections and provisional grades.
Group 4: Workshop stories due.


[MID-SEMESTER BREAK]
(Monday 10/4 - Friday 21/4/17)


Week 7

Lecture 7
Poetry: What is it?

Texts:
  • W. H. Auden, ‘Musée des Beaux-Arts’
  • Michael Jackson, ‘Green Turtle’
  • Cilla McQueen, ‘Timepiece’
  • Marianne Moore, ‘Poetry’
  • Frank O'Hara, ‘The Day Lady Died’
  • Kendrick Smithyman, ‘Peter Durey’s Story’
  • Wallace Stevens, ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’

Workshop 6
Group 4: Peer reviews.
Group 4: stories returned, with corrections and provisional grades.


Week 8

Lecture 8
Poetry: Storytelling

Texts:
  • Fleur Adcock, ‘Camping’
  • Stu Bagby, ‘First Dance’
  • Michael Jackson, ‘Sudan’
  • Vincent O’Sullivan, ‘Elegy for a School Mate’
  • Sylvia Plath, ‘The Thin People' (1981 / 2000)
  • Ezra Pound, ‘The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter’

Workshop 7
Group 1: Workshop poems due.


Fiction Portfolios Due
(End of Week 8: 5/5/17)


Week 9

Lecture 9
Poetry: Imagery

Texts:
  • Matsuo Bashō, ‘Haiku’
  • Amy Brown, ‘Siamang’
  • Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, ‘Home from Hospital’
  • Ruth Dallas, ‘Pioneer Woman with Ferrets’
  • Jo Emeney, ‘Heartache All Around’
  • Scott Hamilton, ‘1918’
  • Ezra Pound, ‘In a Station of the Metro’ (1911 / 1913)

Workshop 8
Group 1: Peer reviews.
Group 1: poems returned, with corrections and provisional grades.
Group 2: Workshop poems due.


Week 10

Lecture 10
Poetry: Figures of Speech

Texts:
  • W. H. Auden, ‘Brussels in Winter’ (1938 / 1966)
  • Kevin Ireland, ‘Cloud’
  • Thérèse Lloyd, ‘In Levin’
  • Deborah Pope, ‘ Getting Through’
  • Jack Ross, ‘Coromandel’
  • William Shakespeare, ‘Sonnets 130 & 138’

Workshop 9
Group 2: Peer reviews.
Group 2: poems returned, with corrections and provisional grades.
Group 3: Workshop poems due.


Week 11

Lecture 11
Poetry: Form

Texts:
  • Elizabeth Bishop, ‘One Art’
  • e. e. cummings, ‘l(a’
  • Allen Curnow, ‘The Game of Tag’
  • Michele Leggott, ‘Micromelismata’
  • Peter Reading, ‘from Perduta gente’
  • Hone Tuwhare, ‘cummings’
  • Sonja Yelich, ‘narrow neck from the boat ramp’

Workshop 10
Group 3: Peer reviews.
Group 3: poems returned, with corrections and provisional grades.
Group 4: Workshop poems due.


Week 12

Lecture 12
Poetry: Precision

Texts:
  • James K. Baxter, ‘from Jerusalem Sonnets’
  • Janet Charman, ‘injection’
  • Matt Harris, ‘Pathoscape’
  • Robert Lowell, ‘Skunk Hour’
  • Eugenio Montale, ‘Montale's Sunflower’
  • Derek Walcott, ‘from The Schooner Flight’

Workshop 11
Group 4: Peer reviews.
Group 4: poems returned, with corrections and provisional grades.


Poetry Portfolios & Craft Essays Due
(End of Week 13: 9/6/17)



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