Course Description

Course Name

Poetry and Innovative Form

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: portfolio of work (3500 words max.) [70%], critical reflection of the written work (1500 words) [30%] [both components must be attempted; an overall pass is required]
This module considers draws on contemporary British and North American texts to investigate innovative poetic form and theory. It aims to develop skills in the close reading of poetry, to introduce critical debates in the field of contemporary poetics, and to develop students? facility with various contemporary poetic forms and techniques. Students will be offered practical writing and editing skills, and challenged to produce creative writing in dialogue with these forms which include Projective Verse, Objectivism, Visual and Sound Poetry, Nonsense Poetry, Radical Translation, Urban Poetics and FLARF.

*Course content subject to change