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Module code: EN102
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 2
Department: ENGLISH
International: No
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This module will introduce key concepts and ideas in the history of poetry and drama. It is designed to build on skills introduced and developed in ‘Foundational English 1’ with the aim of furthering the student’s understanding of the formal and thematic aspects of poetry and drama. The module will introduce students to methods of reading, analysing, and contextualising poetry at university level and allow students to become familiar with the thematic and formal elements that need to be considered when approaching the poetic text (rhythm, form, poetic terminology, national/canonical traditions). The module will also consider a number of key theatrical texts and explore the shifting historical and performance contexts that govern theatrical expectations and dramaturgical practice. The module will enhance the student’s understanding of poetry and drama and provide students with the knowledge, experience and writing skills to develop and express well-informed opinions about what they are reading. Small group seminars, supporting the core lectures, will facilitate discussions and incorporate formal writing exercises to ensure that students continue to acquire the necessary skills for studying English at University.

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