Postgraduate Course: Seventeenth-Century Poetic Genres (ENLI11055)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This seminar course will be concerned with main poetic genres of the seventeenth century: namely epigram, eley, ode, epistle, satire, pastoral eclogue, georgic, estate poem, topographical poem, epic. Emergent as well as traditional groupings will be considered, together with their social, historical, and literary contexts. While the emphasis will necessarily be on canonical genres, we may take side glances at other types and subjects: emblems, buildings, gardens, faeries, blackness, grasshoppers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Essential Course Texts
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| At the end of the course students wil have:
- an understanding of the main generic groupings of English poetry in the long seventeenth century, their topics and forms.
- an understanding of how far seventeenth century genres can be considered as defining classes, and how far looser groupings.
- an understanding of how individual genres changed during the seventeenth century.
- an understanding of the interrelation of genres and of changes in their mutual ranking in the hierarchies of the period.
- an understanding of how genres altered in response to cultural and historical pressures.
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|Course organiser||Prof James Loxley
Tel: (0131 6)50 3610
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618