Poetry Please! Enjoying Poetry
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HLT263
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
This online literature course is for those who enjoy reading and thinking about poetry and for those who would like to enjoy it more. It will look at a range of poetic examples from the 19th, 20th and 21st century. There will be some discussion of the meaning of form and technique and its impact on the poem and the reader, but students will also have plenty of opportunity to talk about emotional or individual responses to poems.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will look at the form, style and language of different examples: it will consider the impact of poetry in contrast to other literary genres and explore any changes in poetic approaches which emerge from the material studied. It will examine contextual influences on the poem and the poet and the impact these might have had.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Gained a better understanding of how poetry works and its appeal
Had the opportunity to discuss a range of poetic examples
Developed further understanding of the techniques poets use to create effects.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for anyone who enjoys poetry and/or literature in general and is interested in considering and discussing a range of poems.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There will be powerpoints for lecture segments and additional reading suggestions for those who wish to have them. Poems will be provided by the tutor before the relevant sessions. Discussion will be encouraged as we look at different poems.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Texts or links to materials will be provided online by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
For other Poetry courses look under History, Culture and Writing at www.citylit.ac.uk.
Dr Siv Jansson has worked at a range of institutions in the UK and overseas, including Imperial College, The Open University, Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Greenwich, and Middlesex University, and the University of Auckland. Siv's specialism is English literature, where she has extensive teaching, research and publication experience. She was Literary Advisor on the BBC drama, 'To Walk Invisible' (2016).
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.