Module title: Romantic, Victorian and Modern Poetry

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP09107
Module leader: Scott Lyall
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture


Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to poetry in the Romantic, Victorian and Modern period, tracing its development over two hundred years. It will be an opportunity for you to study the various experiments with poetic form and structure. At the core of the module is a focus on the idea of the figure of the poet. The module will enable you to read and stylistically analyse a wide range of poems and place them in their socio-historic context. Relevant theories on poetry will be introduced in the course of the module, which you will be encouraged to apply in your examination of poetry in each era.

The module will enable you to read and critically analyse a variety of poems and engage with poetic forms. You will become familiar with public debates on poetry across two centuries. You will acquire the tools to analyse poems, engaging with form and content. The module will allow you to study well-known poets as well as lesser-known names. The module will also equip you to explode the mystique around poetry, allowing you to develop an appreciation of traditional forms as well as studying challenging and experimental contemporary poetry.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: read and stylistically analyse a range of poetic forms.
LO2: critically reflect on the text in its context and the figure of the poet.
LO3: demonstrate an understanding of the processes of anthologisation and canonisation.
LO4: examine and apply critiques and theories to poetry.
LO5: critically assess various forms of poetry against other genres in a period.
LO6: demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as part of a group.

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