Poetry of the First World War

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Poetry of the First World War

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    English, European Studies, Literature, Peace and Conflict Studies, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Students may only take one English Seminar course per semester. Spaces are limited.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This seminar engages with the poetry of World War 1, a poetry written by men and women, combatants and non-combatants, at home and at the front. It examines how literature helped prepare people for war and sustained them through it. It also looks at the production of mythologies which still inform our understanding of the Great War.

    Assessment: 15% class presentation write up, 15% close reading of a poem or poster from the period and 70% final essay.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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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