ENGL319 Modern and Contemporary Poetry
Note: This information is for 2013, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.
|Title||Modern and Contemporary Poetry|
|Teaching Period(s)||Second semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$)||749.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZ$)||3,150.00|
A study of a range of twentieth and twenty-first century poetry.
Prerequisite: 18 200-level ENGL points
Schedule C: Arts and Music
Note: Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
What is poetry anyway? This course investigates how writers have challenged the boundaries of poetry and language over the last hundred years, by examining major figures and significant moments and movements in modern and contemporary poetry in English. The course looks at a broad range of poets, from radical modernists to reggae artists, focusing on writers who have pushed or continue to push poetry in different directions. The course also places modern and contemporary poetry in a broader context. On the one hand, we investigate the significant relationship between poetry and political, social, and technological change. On the other hand, we assess the interaction between poetry and other art forms, especially music and the visual arts. We end the course by confronting questions about the boundaries of poetry today, through a look at Language poetry, e-poetry, and hip hop.
Modern and Contemporary Poetry Anthology, ed. Jacob Edmond (available from the Print Shop)
Staff Contact and Lecturer
|Lecture||Tue : 10:00-10:50|
|Thu : 09:00-10:50|