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This course will explore the work of some of the most influential and innovative voices in 20th century British poetry. Beginning with the Modernist revolution in technique, theory and taste, it will trace some of the main continuities and reactions that stemmed from the first decades of the century and which culminated in a richly diverse and fascinating late 20th century/early 21st century poetic landscape.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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This course will explore the work of some of the most powerful and influential voices in 20th century British poetry. Beginning with the Modernist revolution in technique, theory and taste, it will trace some of the main continuities and reactions that stemmed from the first decades of the century and which culminated in a richly diverse and fascinating late 20th century/early 21st century poetic landscape. Poets studied will include some of the greatest innovators in free verse such as Eliot and D.H.Lawrence, poets of the natural world such as Ted Hughes, voices from different national traditions within the United Kingdom and the rise to prominence of contemporary female writers such as Carol Ann Duffy and Kathleen Jamie.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Critical Writing Exercise [1000 words] (20%)
Individual Presentation [12-15 mins] (20%)
Essay [2500 words] (40%)
Seminar Engagement Mark (20%)
Alternative Resit Assessment
1 x 3,500-word Resit Essay (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Develop a nuanced critical appreciation of the complexities and technical accomplishments of modern British poetry.|
|Factual||Remember||Learn to recognise and appreciate key features of the modern British poetic tradition.|
|Conceptual||Create||Develop and articulate cogent close readings and clearly argued propositions relating to the literary texts under discussion.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Gain knowledge and understanding of key theoretical and analytical approaches to modern poetry.|
|Procedural||Create||Produce written work to deadline.|
|Procedural||Apply||Apply knowledge of modern poetry and its conceptual context to the writing of well-reasoned, articulate criticism of literary texts.|
|Factual||Understand||Gain knowledge and understanding of the literary and cultural significance of a selection of key works in 20th century British poetry|
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