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Postgraduate Course: Diversities: Voices of the New Millennium (Distance Learning) (ENLI11169)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEnglish Literature Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionStudents will read one book of poetry per month, in this instance collections by leading poets of the late twentieth and early twentieth century with an emphasis on cultural, linguistic and aesthetic diversity. On individual blogs they will respond to each text and, in autonomous learning groups, discuss the material in the light of their own process. The emphasis on this course is reading as a writer. Students will submit three sample blogs (each circa 500 words) at intervals throughout the year and, at the end of the year, an essay of 4000 words, based on reading, personal reflection and practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential Course Texts
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will gain a facility for economy of expression, awareness of the fine nuances of language, acute attention to detail and the ability to take work from an early draft to final polish, skills applicable to all written work.
Assessment Information
4000 word essay (70%) and 3 x 500 word blogs (30%)
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Webinars:
11. Ruth Padel, The Mara Crossing,
12. Sharon Olds, Selected Poems,
13. Don Paterson, Selected Poems,
14. Charles Simic, The voice at 3am: Selected Late and New Poems,
15. Sinéad Morrissey: Through the Square Window,
16. Les Murray, Learning Human, Selected Poems,
17. Rita Dove, American Smooth,
18. Simon Armitage, Seeing Stars,
19. Lorna Goodison, Goldengrove: New and Selected Poems,
20. Mimi Khalvati, New and Selected Poems.
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Allen, Donald, The New American Poetry
Bloom, Harold: The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry
Bachelard, Gaston,The Poetics of Space
Boiseau, Bar-Nadar and Wallace, Writing Poetry Brinnin, Read & McKenna (eds) The Modern Poets
Brown, Clare and Paterson, Don, Don¿t Ask Me What I Mean;Poets in Their Own Words
Faas, Ekbert, Towards A New American Poetics: Essays and Interviews
Fenton, James, An Introduction to English Poetry
Gioia,Mason and Shoerke, eds: 20th Century American Poetics: Poets on the Art of Poetry
Harmon, William (ed), Classic Writings on Poetry
Herbert, W.N. and Hollis, Mathew, Strong Words: Modern Poets on Poetry.
Lopez, Tony, Meaning Performance: Essays on Poetry
Muldoon, Paul, End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures on Poetry
Padel, Ruth, 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem
Perloff, Marjorie, Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by other Means in the New Century
Spender, Stephen, The Making of a Poem
Wolosky, Shira, The Art of Poetry: How to Read a Poem
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordscreative writing, online learning, poetry, literary studies
Course organiserDr Miriam Gamble
Course secretaryMiss Sophie Bryan
Tel: 01316503030
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