|Module Title||POETRY BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT-UK POETRY SINCE 70S-REMAPPING|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Peter T Barry|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||20 Hours Seminar. 10 x 2 hrs|
2. 'Border Countries'
Carol Ann Duffy in Penguin Modern Poets, Vol. 2. Crossing the border and
breaking the 'women-poet' mould
3. `Outside History??
Eavan Boland in Penguin Modern Poets, Vol. 2. How does a woman poet inscribe
herself in a masculine and national tradition of poetry?
4. `Planet Alice?
Poets from Making For Planet Alice: New Women Poets, ed. Maura Dooley, a
lively and outspoken anthology of women poets who made their reputations in the
5. 'Have You Been Here Long?'
Black British Poetry: selections from James Berry (`Lucy? poems), Fred D?Aguiar
(`Mama Dot? and 'Airy Hall') and David Dabydeen (Some audio-taped material
will be used)
6. 'Talking Pictures' (or 'Let's Get Ekphrastic')
Ekphastic poems are poems about pictures: this presentation considers some of the
varieties of this increasingly popular genre.
7. `Oh No, Not the New Rock and Roll Again?
The 'New Gen' poetry promotion of 1994, as seen by Melvyn Bragg and the Southbank Show.
8. 'Birmingham?s What I Think With?
Roy Fisher, The Dow Low Drop: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 1996) The
laid-back urban annotations of the 'Poet Laureate of Brum' (with audio-tape
9. Liverpool Accents - `The Hard Lyric?
Poets from Liverpool Accents: Seven Poets and a City, ed. Peter Robinson,
Liverpool University Press, 1996.
10. 'Return to Planet Alice'
A further selection of poets from the Planet Alice anthology
J. Acheson & R. Huk, Contemporary British Poetry: Essays in Theory and
Criticism, SUNY Press, 1996
Peter Barry, Contemporary British Poetry and the City, MUP, 2000
Peter Barry, 'Contemporary British poetry and Ekphrasis', Cambridge Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 2, 2002, pp. 155 - 65
Vicki Bertram (ed.), Kicking Daffodils: Twentieth-Century Women Poets, Edinburgh U. Press, 1997
Ian Gregson, Contemporary Poetry and Postmodernism: Dialogue and Estrangement, Macmillan, 1996.
R.G.Hampson &P.Barry, New British Poetries: the Scope of the Possible, MUP, 1993
David Kennedy, New Relations: the Refashioning of British Poetry, 1980 - 1994, Seren, 1996.
J.Kerrigan/P.Robsinson (ed), The Thing About Roy Fisher: Critical Studies, L.U.P, 2000
Sean O?Brien, Deregulated Muse: Essays on Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, , Bloodaxe, 1997
Deryn Rees-Jones (ed.), Contemporary Women?s Poetry:Reading/Writing/Practice, MacMillan, 2000
Stephen Wade (ed.),Gladsongs and Gatherings: Poetry in its Social Context in Liverpool Since the 1960s, ed., Lpool U. Press, 2001.
This module is at CQFW Level 6