Prose Poetics

LIT20003 12.5 Credit Points Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This unit explores prose poetics. Students develop an understanding of the relationship between individual elements of form, convention and meaning, as they contribute to an overall effect. This unit fosters an appreciation of traditional and experimental narrative forms, through close content analysis, textual analysis and discourse analysis. A range of contemporary narratives are analysed in order to develop a deeper understanding of prose systems and schemas.

Unit learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Investigate and apply the conventions of prose poetics in a variety of contexts
2. Critically analyse and review texts for individual stylistic features and overall effect
3. Synthesise complex ideas into creative forms using a range of literary techniques
4. Analyse the psycholinguistic features of prose to articulate narratorial presence and purpose

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New unit name from 2022