Undergraduate Course: European Modernist Poetry II: 1930-1945 (LLLG07051)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Lifelong Learning (LLC)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course is a survey of late modernist poetry in Europe, following the most important poets up to and immediately following WWII. The thirties and forties in Europe were a dramatic time for writers - caught in the conflicts between fascism and communism erupting in almost all countries of the continent, their work ceased to be personal but became symbolic of national culture. Issues like exile, deportation and executions became painfully immediate to poets who had to defend not only their work, but their very integrity as human beings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 3, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of this course, students should be able to:
* understand the textual strategies of modernist poets;
* assess the intellectual interactions among modernist poets of various countries;
* form an awareness of the cultural heritage of Europe in the poetry of the last century.
|2000 word essay submitted after the course finishes, worth 100% of the total course mark.|
||Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: T.S. Eliot in the thirties: Ash Wednesday
Week 3: W. H. Auden - poems of the early years
Week 4: Surrealism and beyond: Pierre Reverdy and Paul Eluard
Week 5: Stalin and the writers: Anna Akhmatova
Week 6: Spanish modernism: Federico Garcia Lorca
Week 7: Eugenio Montale in Fascist Italy: Le occasioni
Week 8: Giorgios Seferis and the Hellenic world: Mythistorema
Week 9: The tragedy of the war. Paul Celan: Death Fugue
Week 10: New Romanticism: Dylan Thomas.
||* Close reading and interpretation of texts.
* Group discussion.
* Composition of discursive essays.
* Understanding of interpersonal relationships.
Akhmatova, Anna 1997. The Complete Poems. Edinburgh: Canongate. Auden, W. H., 2010. Selected Poems. London: Faber.
Caws, Mary Ann ed., 2004. The Yale Anthology of 20th Century French Poetry. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Celan, Paul 1996. Selected Poems. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Eliot, T.S., 2009. Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot. London: Faber.
Lorca, F.G., 2009. Selected Poems. Oxford: OUP Montale, E., 2012. Collected Poems 1920-1954. New York: FSG.
Seferis, G., 1995. Complete Poems. London: Anvil.
Thomas, Dylan 2000. Collected Poems. London: Phoenix.
Lewis, P., ed. 2011. The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism. Cambridge: CUP.
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
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