ENGL6006

Poetry Workshop

10 Units

This course offers advanced training for students who are working towards a publishable collection of poetry. Students will read contemporary world poetry to extend their creative range. They also learn to work with drafts and envision their work as a coherent collection.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate (1) an awareness of the trends in contemporary poetry; (2) a detailed understanding of the techniques involved in shaping a good poem and collection; (3) core skills in written and oral communication, in textual analysis and in creative practice.

Content

As good poets devour poetry all the time, students will embark on an intensive reading program, focussing on contemporary poetry. They will study postmodern and contemporary trends and be encouraged to be more experimental in poem-making. The reading will enhance their critical skills in assessing their own work and that of their fellow students. They will learn to work with drafts and envision their work as a coherent collection.

Particular attention will be paid to * Developments in contemporary world poetry * Discovering literary models * Envisioning the portfolio as a coherent collection * Working with drafts, revising and editing.

Replacing Course(s) na
Transition No transition arrangements are necessary.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Lecture
Seminar
Workshop
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - (1) Poetry portfolio (70%) (2) 1500-word critical essay (30%)
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ENGL6006

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