LIT108 : Studying Poetry

Convenor(s): Dr Sam Ladkin


Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.

General Information

Studying Poetry introduces university-level thinking, studying, and writing about poetry and drama. The focus of the course is on introducing the main elements of form and technique, and on helping students to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce their own sophisticated and original readings of literary texts. Extending the critical, analytical and research skills learned in Studying Prose into the general study of the two other major genres, Studying Poetry offers preparation for the specialised courses that follow. Texts will be studied from a diverse range of poetry and drama in English from the 16th Century to the present.


Teaching will be by two lectures and one seminar weekly. Lectures will introduce and discuss all the key topics and skills listed in the outcomes. Seminars provide an opportunity for students to discuss issues that arise in lectures, their responses to the set literary reading, and to develop their close-reading skills.


One close reading (40%) and Research Essay (60%).

Contact Details


Information last changed: Monday 12th of December 2016 :: 02:55:07 PM (GMT)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK