Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6933 - Twentieth Century Confessional Writing

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Prof Barry Spurr


Wide reading in the poetry of Robert Lowell, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes will be set in the contexts of twentieth-century 'confessional' writing and the literary-critical issues which it raises: for example, how are readers able to relate to (and evaluate) this intensely personal material? Is it only personal and 'confessional'? Differences between the poets' approaches to confessional writing will also be discussed.


1x4000wd essay (100%)


'The Norton Anthology of Poetry', 5th edition


1x2-hr seminar/week


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