Module Details

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Title BRITISH POETIC WRITING SINCE 1930
Code ENGL305
Coordinator Prof JP Redmond
English
Redmond@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 30

Aims

To generate an informed study of British poetry from c.1930s - c.1990s. To develop skills in close reading, buttressed by an increased understanding of the literary, methodological and histrocial contexts for poetry writing. To pursue a chronological enquiry into the developments of poetry in this period, beginning with The Auden Generation of the 1930s, then going on to examine the poetry of World War II, the Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s, the development of women's poetry, and the Northern Irish Poetry Revival.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) On completing this module students will be able to demonstratean increased understanding of the literary, methodological and historical contexts of the poetic writing of the period.

(LO2) Improved reading skills applied to British poetry of the period 1930-1990.

(LO3) An ability to question the presuppositions of these contexts in a critically informed manner.

(LO4) An ability to submit poetical texts to the discipline of close reading.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (including referencing skills)

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation


Syllabus

 

Week 1: Introduction   
Week 2: The Long Poem   
Week 3: The Thirties   
Week 4: The Movement   
Week 5: Poetry and Landscape   
Week 6: Women's Poetry   
Week 7: tbc  
Week 8: British Black and Asian Poets   
Week 9: British Poetic Revival and the Avant-Garde
Week 10: Welsh Poets   
Week 11: Northern Irish Poets   
Week 12: Round Up


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Lectures introduce key themes and perspectives

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Discussion of reading and essay work


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

  18

      30
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 270
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  4000 words    50       
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  4000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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