- Dr Paul McDonald (Senior Lecturer - University of Wolverhampton)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminar||11 x 2 Hour Seminars|
|Workshop||5 x 2 Hour Workshops|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Poetry Assignment 120 - 180 lines of poetry portfolio||75%|
|Semester Assessment||Critical Commentary Assignment 1 x 1500 word critical commentary on the poetry submitted, plus bibliography (the bibliography is not included in the word count)||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed or missing poetry assignment Resubmit 120 - 180 lines of poetry portfolio||75%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed or missing critical commentary Resubmit 1 x 1500 word critical commentary on the poetry submitted, plus bibliography (the bibliography is not included in the word count)||25%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate in both creative and evluative writing, an understanding of a range of poetic practices.
Demonstrate, in critical prose, an undeerstanding of their own writing processes.
Improve their work in response to criticism.
This module is to be expanded from five to ten weeks to fit the pattern used for MA literature modules. This will be done by splitting the existing theory / workshop sessions into separate seminars and workshops. This will increase contact time and allow a deeper exploration of the issues covered.
Estimated Student Workload:
20.5 hours contact time
80 hours preparation for workshops and seminars
100 hours preparation of portfolios
Discussion will focus on the possibilities of an `outside-in' approach to poetry, which works from form to content rather than vice versa.
Workshop 1. The Formal Poem Students will produce poems for workshop using either a traditional form (sonnet, villanelle, blank verse etc), or less orthodox formal constraints (syllabics, half-rhymes, patterns of alliteration etc).
Seminar 2. The Imagistic Poem.
Discussion will focus on minimalist, image-based poetry and its roots in Imagism.
Workshop 2. The Imagistic Poem.
Students will produce poems for workshop based on images rather than narrative or argument.
Seminar 3. The Narrative Poem.
Discussion will focus on the narrative potential of poetry and the differences between poetic and prose narrative. The dramatic monologue will also be covered.
Workshop 3. The Narrative Poem.
Students will produce narrative poems for workshop.
Seminar 4. The Self-Reflexive Poem.
Discussion will focus on the postmodern interest in reflexive forms and its relation to critical theory.
Workshop 4. The Self-Reflexive Poem.
Students will produce poems for workshop which explore their own textuality.
Seminar 5. The Poetic Sequence.
Discussion will focus on the different sequential structures available to poets and the way individual poems can change when brought into proximity with others.
Workshop 5. The Poetic Sequence.
Students will produce short sequences of poems for workshop.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||Oral: through workshop and seminar discussion Written: through assignment|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Through revision of work in response to workshop feedback|
|Information Technology||Through Blackboard and wordprocessing skills|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Through critical reflection and the development of transferable communication skills|
|Problem solving||Through dealing with problems of writing and research|
|Research skills||Through online research|
|Subject Specific Skills||Creative writing (poetry), literary research and criticism|
|Team work||Through co-operation in workshops and seminars|
This module is at CQFW Level 7