Undergraduate Course: Creative Writing Part I: Poetry (ENLI10210)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course aims by seminar and workshop to introduce students to theoretical, historical and practical issues involved in the composition of poetry. Issues to be addressed include: the interplay of the tripartite division of poetry into sound (melopoeia), image (phanopoeia) and idea (logopoeia); the arguments for and against free verse, as opposed to the traditional patterning of metre and rhyme; methods of gathering and redrafting material.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||portfolio of creative work (30%);
one practical assessment (10%)
1 take-away examination essay assignment of c. 3,000 words (60%)
|No Exam Information
| Students who complete the course successfully will attain a broadened awareness of stylistic possibilities in poetry. By practice they will develop compositional skills in a way that complements more general English studies, and be introduced to the possibilities of publishing their work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Numbers are limited, with priority given to students taking degrees involving English or Scottish Literature and Visiting Students placed by the Admissions Office. Students not in these categories need the written approval of the Head of English Literature before enrolling. In the case of excess applications places will be decided by ballot.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Seminar: 2 hours a week for 10 weeks
Plus 1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s): attendance for one hour a week at Autonomous Learning Group - at times to be arranged.
|Keywords||ENLI10210 Creative Writing (4th Yr)
|Course organiser||Dr Alan Gillis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3050
|Course secretary||Ms June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620