Units of Study

ENGL2650 - Reading Poetry

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Assoc Prof Barry Spurr


A different range of poetry will be offered each year concentrating on an historical period, an individual poet, and a close study of a poetic form. Readings of individual poems will involve both intensive study of technical and linguistic characteristics, as well as of the broader historical, social, ideological and personal contexts and issues which they reflect. As well, there will be discussion of on-going literary-critical debate about poetry and its function.


1x2500wd essay (55%) and 1x2hr examination (45%)


The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 5th edn
A Resource Book, obtainable at the University Copy Centre, for other materials


2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points of English



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