Studies in Literary Form 1: Poetry

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Studies in Literary Form 1: Poetry

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    English, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module will introduce students to methods of reading, analysing, and contextualising poetry at university level. The module will introduce students to formal and thematic elements that need to be considered when approaching the poetic text (rhythm, form, poetic terminology, national/canonical traditions). The second half of the course will demonstrate how one might postulate a poetic tradition; in this case the construction of Irish identity from the eighteenth-century (Jacobite ?aisling? poetry) to the present day (Seamus Heaney).

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    - The objective of this module is provide learners with an introduction to schools and modes of poetry from different historical periods that will serve as a foundation for advanced modules in the same in Years 2 and 3. Students will be introduced to important poetic forms and genres (including but not limited to the sonnet, blank verse, ballads, free verse & the pastoral).

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    - This module is taught through a combination of lectures, on-line support, and support provided by the Learning Resource Officer.

    - University scheduled written examination: 100%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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