FPF:FPFVA012 British Poetry of the Great Wa - Course Information
FPFVA012 British Poetry of the Great WarFaculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- Mgr. Radek Glabazňa, Ph.D., MA (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- 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
- Spa Management and Tourism (programme FPF, B6503GAHOT)
- 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.