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801

ENGLISH 221

: New Zealand Literature
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Offers an historical survey of major writers and key issues in New Zealand literature. Students will not only read some of the best writing our country has to offer but will develop, through the literature studied, a richly detailed overview of New Zealand experience from the period of first contact until now.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 355
802

ENGLISH 221

: New Zealand Literature
2020 Semester One (1203)
Offers an historical survey of major writers and key issues in New Zealand literature. Students will not only read some of the best writing our country has to offer but will develop, through the literature studied, a richly detailed overview of New Zealand experience from the period of first contact until now.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 355
803

ENGLISH 223

: Modern Writing and Critical Thinking
2024 Semester One (1243)
Explores theories and practices of writing and criticality in academic, civic, and artistic contexts. We consider some of the scripts that organise literate social practices and how to perceive and extrapolate their principles. We explore how we are affected by, how we navigate, and how we transform our immersive world of signs.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 305
804

ENGLISH 223

: Modern Writing and Critical Thinking
2022 Semester One (1223)
Explores theories and practices of writing and criticality in academic, civic, and artistic contexts. We consider some of the scripts that organise literate social practices and how to perceive and extrapolate their principles. We explore how we are affected by, how we navigate, and how we transform our immersive world of signs.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 305
805

ENGLISH 229

: Literary Theory and Critical Practice
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Examines the concerns and methods of contemporary criticism through a selection of key concepts central to the study of literature. We explore the history of these concepts, the theoretical issues they raise, and the reading strategies they permit. The emphasis is on literary theory as a resource that opens out possibilities for critical practice.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 230, 329
806

ENGLISH 252

: Creative Writing: Four Genres
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Develops practical skills in four writing genres: Poetry, Multimedia, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Fiction. A range of published models will be studied alongside write and workshop exercises; and students will develop close-reading skills. Two portfolios of creative work cover all four genres, based on work begun in seminars.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 45 points passed including 30 points in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 255, 324
807

ENGLISH 252

: Creative Writing: Four Genres
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Develops practical skills in four writing genres: Poetry, Multimedia, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Fiction. A range of published models will be studied alongside write and workshop exercises; and students will develop close-reading skills. Two portfolios of creative work cover all four genres, based on work begun in seminars.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 45 points passed including 30 points in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 255, 324
808

ENGLISH 252

: Creative Writing: Four Genres
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Develops practical skills in four writing genres: Poetry, Multimedia, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Fiction. A range of published models will be studied alongside write and workshop exercises; and students will develop close-reading skills. Two portfolios of creative work cover all four genres, based on work begun in seminars.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 45 points passed including 30 points in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 255, 324
809

ENGLISH 256

: Tolkien and his Worlds
2022 Summer School (1220)
Examines Tolkien’s primary fictional texts, <i>The Hobbit</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy, in relation to the author’s ideas about fantasy and world-building, his use of Celtic, German and Christian mythology, and the adaptation of the novels into film.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 60 points passed
Restriction: ENGLISH 306
810

ENGLISH 265

: Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies
2023 Semester Two (1235)
A study of selected comedies and tragicomedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Works of Shakespeare may include the romantic comedies of his first decade and a half as a playwright, the so-called 'problem plays', the darker comedies of his middle years, and the tragicomedies of his final years, sometimes called 'romances'. The nature of comedy and its relationship to tragedy is also explored.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in English or Drama, or approval of Academic Head or nominee
Restriction: ENGLISH 310
811

ENGLISH 265

: Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies
2021 Summer School (1210)
A study of selected comedies and tragicomedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Works of Shakespeare may include the romantic comedies of his first decade and a half as a playwright, the so-called 'problem plays', the darker comedies of his middle years, and the tragicomedies of his final years, sometimes called 'romances'. The nature of comedy and its relationship to tragedy is also explored.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in English or Drama, or approval of Academic Head or nominee
Restriction: ENGLISH 310
812

ENGLISH 265

: Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies
2020 Summer School (1200)
A study of selected comedies and tragicomedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Works of Shakespeare may include the romantic comedies of his first decade and a half as a playwright, the so-called 'problem plays', the darker comedies of his middle years, and the tragicomedies of his final years, sometimes called 'romances'. The nature of comedy and its relationship to tragedy is also explored.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in English or Drama, or approval of Academic Head or nominee
Restriction: ENGLISH 310
813

ENGLISH 305

: Modern Writing and Critical Thinking
2024 Semester One (1243)
Reading modern works that overtly blend critical and creative styles, the course examines relations among discourses, criticality, and imagination.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English, Drama, and/or Writing Studies
Restriction: ENGLISH 223
814

ENGLISH 305

: Modern Writing and Critical Thinking
2022 Semester One (1223)
Reading modern works that overtly blend critical and creative styles, the course examines relations among discourses, criticality, and imagination.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English, Drama, and/or Writing Studies
Restriction: ENGLISH 223
815

ENGLISH 306

: Tolkien and his Worlds
2022 Summer School (1220)
Examines Tolkien's primary fictional texts, <i>The Hobbit</i> and <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy, in relation to the author's ideas about fantasy and world-building, his use of Celtic, German and Christian mythology, and the adaptation of the novels into film.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 60 points passed
Restriction: ENGLISH 256
816

ENGLISH 310

: Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies
2023 Semester Two (1235)
A study of selected comedies and tragicomedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Works of Shakespeare may include the romantic comedies of his first decade and a half as a playwright, the so-called 'problem plays', the darker comedies of his middle years, and the tragicomedies of his final years, sometimes called 'romances'. The nature of comedy and its relationship to tragedy is also explored.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or Drama
Restriction: ENGLISH 265
817

ENGLISH 310

: Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies
2021 Semester Two (1215)
A study of selected comedies and tragicomedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Works of Shakespeare may include the romantic comedies of his first decade and a half as a playwright, the so-called 'problem plays', the darker comedies of his middle years, and the tragicomedies of his final years, sometimes called 'romances'. The nature of comedy and its relationship to tragedy is also explored.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or Drama
Restriction: ENGLISH 265
818

ENGLISH 310

: Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies
2021 Summer School (1210)
A study of selected comedies and tragicomedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Works of Shakespeare may include the romantic comedies of his first decade and a half as a playwright, the so-called 'problem plays', the darker comedies of his middle years, and the tragicomedies of his final years, sometimes called 'romances'. The nature of comedy and its relationship to tragedy is also explored.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or Drama
Restriction: ENGLISH 265
819

ENGLISH 310

: Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragicomedies
2020 Summer School (1200)
A study of selected comedies and tragicomedies of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Works of Shakespeare may include the romantic comedies of his first decade and a half as a playwright, the so-called 'problem plays', the darker comedies of his middle years, and the tragicomedies of his final years, sometimes called 'romances'. The nature of comedy and its relationship to tragedy is also explored.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or Drama
Restriction: ENGLISH 265
820

ENGLISH 311

: Creating Stories
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Explores narrative theory and analysis through major stories from the literature and art of the last six centuries, from Shakespeare’s sources to now; from at least four continents; and including short story, drama, “classic” and modern novels, verse, children’s picture story, narrative painting, comics, film and music video. Investigates universal, human, local, individual, work and intra-work levels of analysis.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule
Restriction: ENGLISH 111, 207
821

ENGLISH 313

: From Romantics to Victorians
2020 Semester Two (1205)
An exploration of some key preoccupations of nineteenth-century literature: identity and the psyche, and the self’s engagement with the other. Both topics will be considered against a changing social context which influenced religious beliefs and constructions of gender in particular. Covers poetry and prose from the 1790s to the 1880s.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English
822

ENGLISH 322

: Modernist Transformations
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Takes transformation as its theme, focuses on a selection of influential Modernist works that map out some of the possibilities for the avant-garde in the early twentieth century. Students will expand their knowledge of modernism as a multimedia, multicultural phenomenon and exert their imaginations and research skills as they consider its relevance to contemporary cultural production.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 206, 216, 222
823

ENGLISH 322

: Modernist Transformations
2022 Semester One (1223)
Takes transformation as its theme, focuses on a selection of influential Modernist works that map out some of the possibilities for the avant-garde in the early 20th century. Students will expand their knowledge of modernism as a multimedia, multicultural phenomenon and exert their imaginations and research skills as they consider its relevance to contemporary cultural production.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 206, 216, 222
824

ENGLISH 324

: Creative Writing: Four Genres
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Develops practical skills in four writing genres: Poetry, Multimedia, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Fiction. A range of published models will be studied alongside write and workshop exercises and students will develop close-reading skills. Two portfolios of creative work cover all four genres, based on work begun in seminars.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 60 points passed, including 45 points in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 252
825

ENGLISH 324

: Creative Writing: Four Genres
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Develops practical skills in four writing genres: Poetry, Multimedia, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Fiction. A range of published models will be studied alongside write and workshop exercises and students will develop close-reading skills. Two portfolios of creative work cover all four genres, based on work begun in seminars.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 60 points passed, including 45 points in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 252