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
Prerequisites

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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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ROBERT CRAWFORD AND MICK IMLAH (EDS) (2006) THE PENGUIN BOOK OF SCOTTISH VERSE: PENGUIN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780140424669
Core - MARGARET FERGUSON AND OTHERS (EDS) (2005) THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY (FIFTH EDITION): NORTON, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780393979206
Core - AIDAN DAY (2012) ROMANTICISM: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781136512773
Core - DUNCAN WU (1995) ROMANTICISM: A CRITICAL READER: BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0631195033
Core - MARILYN BUTLER (1981) ROMANTICS, REBELS AND REACTIONARIES: ENGLISH LITERATURE AND ITS BACKGROUND 1760-1830: OXFORD, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780192891327
Core - HAROLD BLOOM (1997) THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE: A THEORY OF POETRY: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780195112214
Recommended - SCOTT LYALL (2006) HUGH MACDIARMID'S POETRY AND POLITICS OF PLACE: IMAGINING A SCOTTISH REPUBLIC: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780748623341
Recommended - SCOTT LYALL AND MARGERY PALMER MCCULLOCH (EDS) (2011) THE EDINBURGH COMPANION TO HUGH MACDIARMID: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0748641904
Recommended - ANGUS CALDER (1987) T. S. ELIOT: HARVESTER, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0710806388
Recommended - MAUD ELLMANN (1987) THE POETICS OF IMPERSONALITY: T. S. ELIOT AND EZRA POUND: HARVESTER, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0710804636
Recommended - GERARD CARRUTHERS (ED) (2009) THE EDINBURGH COMPANION TO ROBERT BURNS: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780748636501
Recommended - HAZEL HYND IRISH STUDIES REVIEW, 2002, VOL.10 (3), P.277-288 (2002) : ROUTLEDGE Vol. 3, 1st ed. - ISSN: 09670882 (10800967088022000040257)
Recommended - STAN SMITH (1994) THE ORIGINS OF MODERNISM : ELIOT, POUND, YEATS AND THE RHETORICS OF RENEWAL: HARVESTER, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0710806329
Recommended - MATT MCGUIRE AND COLIN NICHOLSON (EDS) (2009) THE EDINBURGH COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH POETRY: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780748636266
Recommended - DAVID CHINITZ AND GAIL MCDONALD (2014) A COMPANION TO MODERNIST POETRY: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781118604427
Recommended - JAMES AITCHISON (1988) THE GOLDEN HARVESTER: THE VISION OF EDWIN MUIR: ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0080364004
Recommended - JOHN MEE (1992) DANGEROUS ENTHUSIASM: WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE CULTURE OF RADICALISM IN THE 1790S: CLARENDON, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780191674013
Recommended - ROBERT CRAWFORD (2000) DEVOLVING ENGLISH LITERATURE: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780748614295
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