HM6110: Poetry Masterclass

HM6110: Poetry Masterclass

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Poetry Masterclass
Module Code HM6110
Module Tutor Nigel McLoughlin
School School of Education and Humanities
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module is designed to develop, enhance, and refine the student’s skills in the craft of writing poetry and gives them the opportunity to practice more advanced writing and critical skills. This module provides more in-depth practical help with their own poetry for students at Level 6 of the Creative Writing programme. Students will reflect on the nature and variety of their own poetic practices, and will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of poetry through discussion with the peer group with particular attention to craft.

Indicative Syllabus

This module is designed to:
(i) provide a critical and practical development for students who have a sound knowledge of the basic craft skills and who wish to further develop their theoretical, practical, and analytical knowledge of poetry;
(ii) familiarise students with the more advanced approaches in poetics in practical terms.

Through a series of critical workshops, students will develop their skills in writing poetry to a more advanced level. They will be encouraged to think about the relation between theory and practice and to apply what they learn to their own work.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge and understanding of, and an ability to analyse and evaluate a range of contemporary poetry;
  2. ability to evaluate a range of poetic expression and analytically relate trends in poetry to the development of their own work;
  3. understanding of the creative relationship between theory and practice.
  4. an ability to discuss, analyse, and evaluate a range of poetry;
  5. integration of a variety of poetic tropes and devices; and analyse the work of other poets appropriately in a way which can inform their own creative work;
  6. the capacity to work collaboratively in critiquing and learning from class discussions.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 56
Independent Learning Hours: 244
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Assignment: Individual: 3000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Assignment: Individual: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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