Reading Poetry (ENGL2650)


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.

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


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

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



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