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Introduction to Poetics

Module code: ESH7058

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Prof Andrea Brady
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces major theories of poetry and poetics through close readings of significant historic and contemporary poems. Each week we will read a poems and a theoretical essay, in order to investigate topics such as poetic genres, form, prosody, performance and oral poetry, mimesis, the lyric I, appropriation, apostrophe, and so forth. Students will be assessed through a 4000 word critical essay OR a creative portfolio consisting of 8 pages of poetry and a 2000-word critical discussion which should reflect on one of the issues in poetics being taught in the class in relation to the poet¿s own practice. They will also be expected to produce two unassessed workshop pieces, which respond to reading either in the form of a poem or a brief critical essay.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7

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