* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
DESCRIPTION Critics argued that Robert Lowell's Life Studies set a precedent for confessional poetry in the middle of the twentieth-century. The unit analyses the nature of this precedent by investigating links with the lyric, Romanticism, a revised notion of Modernist impersonality, and Beat poetry. It documents the confessional impulse inspired by Lowell, chiefly through a study of the work of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and examines the history of confessional literature from Augustine to Ben Elton.
ASSESSMENT: 3,000 words of internal written assessment (60%), two-hour examination (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Internal (Five contact hours fortnightly for 13 wks); or Distance Education
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - W,H,I,L,N Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - W,H,I,L,N Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.