FPFVA012 British Poetry of the Great War

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Radek Glabazňa, Ph.D., MA (seminar tutor)
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Mgr. Radek Glabazňa, Ph.D., MA
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course will primarily deal with texts written by the prominent writers of the First World War, known in Britain at the time as the Great War. Writers whose texts will be close-read and analyzed include Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, and others. All poems will be discussed in the context of the writers' personal histories, but also the larger social, political and cultural contexts of the time. Each text will then be juxtaposed with its contemporary counterpart as based on the recent anthology 1914: Poetry Remembers. This approach will help to illuminate the texts for the students, who will also be able to trace the evolution of poetry over the period of one century.
    recommended literature
  • Duffy, Carol Ann, ed. 1914: Poetry Remembers. London: Faber & Faber, 2013. info
  • Eagleton, Terry. How to Read a Poem. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007. info
  • Longley, Edna, ed. The Bloodaxe Book of 20th Century Poetry. Tarset: Bloodaxe, 2000. info
  • Morgan, Kenneth O. et al. The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. info
  • Sanders, Andrew. The Short Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. info
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2016, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Winter 2019, Summer 2020, Winter 2020, Summer 2021, Winter 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2022, Summer 2023.
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