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EN4418   American Poetry since 1950

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Mon

This module offers an introduction to the recent and contemporary poetry of the United States, beginning with some important precursors, and working through to contemporary poetic theories and practices, including ideas related to regional and indigenous poetries and the various ways in which poets reflect and engage with the contemporary world. Through the close study of a number of poets, a sense will be gained of the role and importance of contemporary poetry in the United States, including its role as a medium for political and cultural dissidence, and including ecocritical, gender-related and regional perspectives. (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 teaching staff: Prof John Burnside (JB44)