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EN4418   American Poetry since 1950

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Mon

This module provides an introduction to the contemporary poetry of the United States, examining some of its important predecessors, recent poetic theory, ideas related to its regional poetries, ways in which poets reflect and engage with the contemporary world, and in which they regard their roles and activities. Through a close study of a number of poets, a sense will be gained of the role and importance of U.S. contemporary poetry and its relation to the broader tradition. (Group E)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 tutorial, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Prof J Burnside
Module teaching staff: Prof J P Burnside