Poetry 2 - EN894

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury
(version 2)
Spring
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7 30 (15) Mrs N J Gaffield
Paris
(version 2)
Spring
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7 30 (15)

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

Session

Information below is for the 2017-18 session.

Overview

The main focus of Poetry 2 is to further develop and refine your writing with the eventual aim of producing a successful dissertation portfolio of fully realised, finished poems. Poetry 2 differs from Poetry 1 in that you are encouraged to develop a sequence or series of wholly new poems.

In this module you will develop your practice of writing poetry through both the study of a range of contemporary examples and constructive feedback on your own work. Each week, you will be exposed to a wide range of exemplary, contemporary sequences. The approach to the exemplary texts will be technical rather than historical; at every point priority is given to your own particular development as poets.

The reading list does not represent a curriculum as such, but indicates the range of works and traditions we will draw upon to stimulate new thought about your own work. Decisions about reading will be taken in response to individual interests. Likewise, you will be directed toward work which will be of particular benefit to you.

The main focus of Poetry 2 is to further develop and refine your writing with the eventual aim of producing a successful dissertation portfolio of fully realised, finished poems. Poetry 2 differs from Poetry 1 in that you are encouraged to develop a sequence or series of wholly new poems.

In this module you will develop your practice of writing poetry through both the study of a range of contemporary examples and constructive feedback on your own work. Each week, you will be exposed to a wide range of exemplary, contemporary sequences. The approach to the exemplary texts will be technical rather than historical; at every point priority is given to your own particular development as poets.

The reading list does not represent a curriculum as such, but indicates the range of works and traditions we will draw upon to stimulate new thought about your own work. Decisions about reading will be taken in response to individual interests. Likewise, you will be directed toward work which will be of particular benefit to you.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

One two hour seminar per week

Method of assessment

100% coursework

Preliminary reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

a) further developed their capacity for close reading and critical analysis and applied these skills to their practice
b) identified, critically evaluated and interrogated particular poetic and literary techniques found in modern and contemporary poetry (for example, formal innovation, repetition, extended metaphor, polyvocality) and made use of them in their practice
c) reflected on the wide range of stylistic practices open to the contemporary poet and developed an understanding of how these relate to the development of poetic sequences and series
d) confidently applied advanced poetic techniques within their work
e) understood through practice the value of drafting and editing
f) planned and undertaken a portfolio of poems which demonstrates both a developed sense of the internal relations between poems, and of the relation between work and its audience

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