FPFVA013 Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

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)
Mgr. Daniel Jedlička, M.A. (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
Course objectives
The course will acquaint the students with the latest developments in poetry produced on the British Isles, Ireland included. The aim of the course is to introduce contemporary British and Irish poetry in a way that would enable the students to read, enjoy and appreciate the full scope of its stylistic and formal features, as well as to find an internal connection with its topical, albeit variable, subject matters. Focusing on key themes and issues, and a wide range of poets, the course captures the intersection between the historical and cultural contexts of critical debate today. Through a close-reading of poems by authors such as Simon Armitage, Don Paterson or Kathleen Jamie, the students will get a confident grasp of contemporary poetry and the critical discussions it generates.
    recommended literature
  • Wheatley, David. Contemporary British Poetry. London: Palgrave, 2015. info
  • Brinton, Ian. Contemporary Poetry: Poets and Poetry since 1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 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
  • 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.
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