- Code ENGL2084
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest English
This course introduces students to a broad range of poets and poetic movements from the Renaissance through to the present day. No prior knowledge is assumed. Students will gain a broad overview of history and the development of poetry in English, as well as becoming familiar with the technical terms and concepts needed to describe and analyse poetry, both of which will deepen their appreciation and enjoyment of all kinds of poetry. Teaching and assessment will focus on close reading and analysis of individual poems, as well as developing the capacity to construct cogent arguments and to write and speak clearly.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a broad knowledge of the history and development of poetry in English;
- understand and be confident in using relevant technical and historical terms to identify, describe and analyse a range of poetic genres, forms and techniques;
- demonstrate skills in the close reading and analysis of literary texts; and
- demonstrate skills in the presentation of cogent arguments in both verbal and written form.
- 1 x live or recorded performance of a poem or poem extract with contextual presentation (15) [LO 2,3]
- Short essay on a single poem or small selection of poems (1000 words) (25) [LO 2,3,4]
- Long essay on a broad selection of poems (2000 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 10 x 100-150 word weekly analyses with best 4 submitted at end of semester (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks, including lectures, tutorials, and/or lectorials/seminars; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Ferguson, Kendall & Salter eds., 6th Edition (2018).
Poetry: The Basics, Jeffrey Wainwright, 3rd Edition (2015).
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