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EL40YN: BRITISH POETRY OF THE 20TH CENTURY (2023-2024)

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Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tim Tricker

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 18

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Critical Writing Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written and oral feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Written and oral feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Writtten and oral feedback.

Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Seminar Engagement Mark

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written and oral feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandGain knowledge and understanding of the literary and cultural significance of a selection of key works in 20th century British poetry
ConceptualUnderstandGain knowledge and understanding of key theoretical and analytical approaches to modern poetry.
ConceptualEvaluateDevelop a nuanced critical appreciation of the complexities and technical accomplishments of modern British poetry.
ProceduralApplyApply knowledge of modern poetry and its conceptual context to the writing of well-reasoned, articulate criticism of literary texts.
ConceptualCreateDevelop and articulate cogent close readings and clearly argued propositions relating to the literary texts under discussion.
ProceduralCreateProduce written work to deadline.
FactualRememberLearn to recognise and appreciate key features of the modern British poetic tradition.

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