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EN273 - Reeling & Writhing: Poetry & Intertextuality for Advanced Studies

  • Module code: EN273
  • Module name: Reeling & Writhing: Poetry & Intertextuality for Advanced Studies
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to encourage an understanding that both the making and the reception of literary texts (and other artworks) are inseparable from deep cultural currents and trans-national responses to religion, myth and history. It hopes to deepen and intensity students' familiarity, critically but especially through practice, with one of the key aspects of all literary work: intertextual writing. Cultural and in particular literary production will be examined in relation to human strategies of myth-making. Students will become literate in the means by which mythologies are constructed, and will find ways of deploying their analytical skills in the making of new texts. The module is a writing module and aims primarily at generating and enhancing skills in the construction of texts. Inseparably from that, it aims also to reinforce skills in close reading, deconstruction of rhetorical strategies, and awareness of cultural and historical contexts and cross-national comparative dimensions. Students will be required to create intertextually-conceived writings in poetry and to make manifest the thinking behind their work.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should have: 1 acquired fluency in the writing of poetry conceived in interplay with existing primary texts; 2 developed an independent ability to identify texts that can usefully serve as source material for intertextual exploration; 3 demonstrated an ability to distinguish the means by which religious, heroic and historical mythologies are created; 4 demonstrated an awareness of the complex intertextual relations of ancient religious, historical and mythological writing to later canonical literature from the Renaissance to the present.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weekly seminar (2 hours)

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/undergraduate/current/modules/fulllist/special/reelingandwrithing

Other essential notes

This module is not running in 2011(12)

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EN273-30)
A1 (Assessed work only) Portfolio & Commentary 50%
  4000 word essay 50%
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Portfolio & Commentary 25%
  4000 word essay 25%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 50%
V1 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending single term only 100%
V2 (Visiting students only) Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 1 & 2) 50%
  Assessed/visiting students attending two terms (Terms 2 & 3) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature with Intercalated Year (Q301) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing (QP36) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing with Intercalated Year (QP37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English and Latin Literature (QQ36) - Year 3
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  • Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies (QW34) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate English and Theatre Studies with Intercalated Year (QW35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 3