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Contemporary Poetry

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Semester WS 2019/20
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Proseminar in category Teaching
First appointment Tue , 22.10.2019 14:00 - 15:30, Room: (D, 2122)
Pre-requisites *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Poetry Analysis" (Tuesdays, 11:45-13:15)
Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
If you are wrongly allotted to the Übung, please make sure to sign out of it, in order to open up the slot for your fellow students.
Learning organization Erwartete Beteiligung an der Lehrveranstaltung: Regelmäßige Teilnahme
Performance record short presentation or thesis paragraphs, portfolio/term paper
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise A reader with poems will be made available.
Please obtain your own copies of the following books:
- Robin Robertson, The Long Take (Picador, 2018)
- Kate Tempest, Let Them Eat Chaos (Picador, 2016)
Miscellanea *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Poetry Analysis" (Tuesdays, 11:45-13:15)
Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
If you are wrongly allotted to the Übung, please make sure to sign out of it, in order to open up the slot for your fellow students.
ECTS points 6

Lecturers

Times

Tuesday: 14:00 - 15:30, weekly (from 22/10/19)

Course location

(D, 2122)

Fields of study

Comment/Description

Poetry has recently seen a surge in popularity, both in the US (as a survey by the National Endowment for the Arts suggests, https://www.arts.gov/art-works/2018/taking-note-poetry-reading-%E2%80%94federal-survey-results) and in the UK, where sales numbers have risen sharply (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/21/poetry-sales-soar-as-political-millennials-search-for-clarity). In this course we will try to identify reasons for this renewed popularity of poetry and to find out what forms poetry may take on in the early 21st century, when poetry is consumed not only in the ‘classical’ form of poetry collections, but also in poetry slams or on social networks like Instagram or Facebook. We will look at ways in which the poetic form may reflect these changes, but also at how poetry takes on current social and political issues.
Among the poems/poets we will read are performance poet Kate Tempest, Carol Ann Duffy (poet laureate of the UK until 2019), Robin Robertson (whose prose poem The Long Take was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2018), and others.
A reader with poems will be made available. Students must obtain their own copies of Kate Tempest’s Let Them Eat Chaos and Robin Robertson’s The Long Take (see “Literaturhinweise” for details).

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The course is part of admission "ELW/ ALW/ NELK: BA/ LA Aufbaumodul (Proseminar)".
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