Units of Study

ENGL2650 - Reading Poetry

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Barry Spurr

Description

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.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (55%), 1x2hr exam (45%)

Textbooks

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001)

Prohibitions

ENGL2050

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