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ENGLISH 324

: 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: 60 points passed, including 45 points in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 252
827

ENGLISH 329

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 229, 230
828

ENGLISH 330

: Early Texts, Modern Inventions
2024 Semester One (1243)
A study of key works and contexts of selected medieval and early modern writers, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Behn. Offers a compact history of literary engagements with important social issues that arose in a period notable for revolution and reform; also develops knowledge of literary forms and trends that are historically important, but, in this period, relatively new.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 214, 351
829

ENGLISH 330

: Early Texts, Modern Inventions
2023 Semester One (1233)
A study of key works and contexts of selected medieval and early modern writers, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Behn. Offers a compact history of literary engagements with important social issues that arose in a period notable for revolution and reform; also develops knowledge of literary forms and trends that are historically important, but, in this period, relatively new.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 214, 351
830

ENGLISH 330

: Early Texts, Modern Inventions
2022 Semester One (1223)
A study of key works and contexts of selected medieval and early modern writers, including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, and Behn. Offers a compact history of literary engagements with important social issues that arose in a period notable for revolution and reform; also develops knowledge of literary forms and trends that are historically important, but, in this period, relatively new.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 214, 351
831

ENGLISH 340

: Arthurian Literature
2023 Semester One (1233)
The Arthurian story, from its first passage into French in the twelfth century. The English writings are studied in comparison with their French sources and counterparts (in translation).
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or FRENCH 200
Restriction: ENGLISH 738, 746
832

ENGLISH 340

: Arthurian Literature
2021 Semester One (1213)
The Arthurian story, from its first passage into French in the twelfth century. The English writings are studied in comparison with their French sources and counterparts (in translation).
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or FRENCH 200
Restriction: ENGLISH 738, 746
833

ENGLISH 343

: Writing Poetry
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Students will be guided through poetry and poetics and the writing of poetry. As part of the course requirement, they will submit a portfolio of poems.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English, Drama, Writing Studies and Programme Coordinator approval
Restriction: ENGLISH 328
834

ENGLISH 343

: Writing Poetry
2020 Semester One (1203)
Students will be guided through poetry and poetics and the writing of poetry. As part of the course requirement, they will submit a portfolio of poems.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English, Drama, Writing Studies and Programme Coordinator approval
Restriction: ENGLISH 328
835

ENGLISH 344

: Writing Creative Prose
2022 Semester One (1223)
An art and craft class focused on refining technical skills in writing short fiction and creative non-fiction, studying local and international models, and based around weekly workshops.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 60 points passed and Programme Coordinator approval
Restriction: ENGLISH 328
836

ENGLISH 344

: Writing Creative Prose
2020 Semester Two (1205)
A creative writing course that uses a range of processes, theories and techniques to explore developments in the short story and other shorter prose genres.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 60 points passed and Programme Coordinator approval
Restriction: ENGLISH 328
837

ENGLISH 346

: African and Caribbean Literature
2020 Semester One (1203)
The Caribbean, by virtue of its geography and history, embraces cultural elements of Africa, India, Europe and North America. The focus, however, will primarily be on Caribbean and African societies in order to address a range of issues connected to these variously hybrid cultures: slavery, black identity and sexuality, nation/narration, home and location/dislocation.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice, or approval of Academic Head or nominee
838

ENGLISH 353

: Age of Shakespeare: Tragedy
2022 Semester Two (1225)
An introduction to the golden age of English theatre, involving detailed study of a selection of tragedies by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The theatrical emphasis of the course is intended to help students respond to the plays as theatrical artefacts and not merely as literary texts.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or Drama
Restriction: ENGLISH 213
839

ENGLISH 353

: Age of Shakespeare: Tragedy
2020 Semester Two (1205)
An introduction to the golden age of English theatre, involving detailed study of a selection of tragedies by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The theatrical emphasis of the course is intended to help students respond to the plays as theatrical artefacts and not merely as literary texts.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English or Drama
Restriction: ENGLISH 213
840

ENGLISH 355

: New Zealand Literature
2024 Semester One (1243)
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 II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 221
841

ENGLISH 355

: New Zealand Literature
2023 Semester One (1233)
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 II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 221
842

ENGLISH 355

: New Zealand Literature
2022 Semester One (1223)
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 II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 221
843

ENGLISH 356

: The Modern Novel
2020 Semester One (1203)
A study of fiction. The prescribed works vary widely in their country of origin, formal elements and themes. Some are recognised as classics, while others show the new directions taken by the writers of the time. The texts are given detailed consideration as well as being placed within social and critical contexts.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 220
844

ENGLISH 360

: Special Topic: Nineteenth Century Literature
2024 Semester One (1243)
Considers a range of literature from the nineteenth century – poetry, fiction and drama – as regards its treatment of growing up in the period. Issues covered include the recognition of childhood as a special state, the establishment of an individual's gender and sexual identity and the opportunities and constraints afforded by the changing social hierarchy and religious belief systems.
Subject: English
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in English
Restriction: ENGLISH 219
845

ENGLISH 700

: Pacific Poetry
2024 Semester Two (1245)
A critical engagement with poetry written in English by the peoples of Oceania (Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia). Pacific aesthetics and epistemologies evident in orature and art, in addition to post-colonial and women of colour feminist theories, will be used in the construction of culturally insightful frameworks to better appreciate this poetry that spans from the 1970s to the present day.
Subject: English
Restriction: ENGLISH 717, 720
846

ENGLISH 700

: Pacific Poetry
2023 Semester One (1233)
A critical engagement with poetry written in English by the peoples of Oceania (Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia). Pacific aesthetics and epistemologies evident in orature and art, in addition to post-colonial and women of colour feminist theories, will be used in the construction of culturally insightful frameworks to better appreciate this poetry that spans from the 1970s to the present day.
Subject: English
Restriction: ENGLISH 717, 720
847

ENGLISH 701

: Milton and Poetic Authority
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Milton is the poet who has been most significant in the establishment of the familiar canon of English poetry. This achievement raises questions about the greatness of poetry written in one set of historical circumstances that is then judged by an audience constructed in part by the poetry itself. In this context the course covers political as well as poetic works.
Subject: English
Restriction: ENGLISH 760
848

ENGLISH 702

: Postcolonial Literary Studies
2020 Semester One (1203)
Provides a critical investigation of postcolonial literary studies as a field of academic inquiry and cultural critique. We read essays by influential theorists, including theoretical essays by contemporary poets and novelists, but concentrate on the study of literary texts produced in the social, political and cultural circumstances that are largely identified as postcolonial.
Subject: English
Restriction: ENGLISH 786
849

ENGLISH 705

: Modernism and the Contemporary
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Examines the work of Modernist writers intensely concerned with ideas of the contemporary within the context of Modernism, the defining international 'movement' of the twentieth century, known for its narratives of crisis and transformation.
Subject: English
No pre-requisites or restrictions
850

ENGLISH 705

: Modernism and the Contemporary
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Examines the work of Modernist writers intensely concerned with ideas of the contemporary within the context of Modernism, the defining international 'movement' of the twentieth century, known for its narratives of crisis and transformation.
Subject: English
No pre-requisites or restrictions