BAEnglish Poetry After the 19th Century

Credit points: 4
Contact hours: 60
Type: Practical Classes

Instructor

Anamarija Šporčič, PhD, Teaching Assistant

Course Description

Close readings and in-depth study of selected poems from Romanticism to the present day

Consideration of the social, political and cultural backgrounds to different literary periods, streams and movements

Study of prosody and formal elements of poetry with a focus on structural principles, metrical and syntactical rhythm, sound and rhyme, stanzaic organization and the use of figurative language

Particular attention is paid to those immanent aspects of English poetic language which present special difficulties for non-English readers

Readings

Blake, N. F. 1994. An Introduction to the Language of Literature. London: Macmillan. Str.: 152.

Fussel, P. 1979. Poetic Meter and Poetic Form. New York: Random House. Str.: 188.

Krevel, Mojca, in Uroš Mozetič. 2009. Miracles of Rare Device: English Verse from the Elizabethans to the Moderns. Ljubljana, Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete. Str.: 305.

Shepherd, V. 1994. Literature about Language. Interface. London & New York: Routledge. Str.: 178.

Strojan, M., ed. 1996. Antologija angleške poezije. Ljubljana: CZ. Str.: 810.

Quinn, K. 1992. How Literature Works. London: Macmillan. Str.: 273.

Assessment

Exam.

Grading scale of 6-10 (pass) and 1-5 (fail), in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and with the examination system of the Faculty of Arts.