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EN4405 Contemporary Poetry in Great Britain and Ireland

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Tue

This module provides an introduction to contemporary English-language poetry written in Great Britain and Ireland; examines some of its important forebears; and gives an overview of the present state of the art in the constituent nations of the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland.(Group E)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group E Optional for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 x 1-hour seminars, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 278

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff:TBC