CRWT40160 Sound & Visual Poetry

Academic Year 2022/2023

This is an exploratory seminar and workshop in poetry. We will examine the work of a number of modern and contemporary poets, both Irish and international, including their poetry, interviews and essays on poetics in order to gain a better understanding of why and how they write. We will also consider innovative contexts for the performance of poetry, focusing on reading, listening and experiencing texts of poems in a variety of contexts. By doing this we will develop an understanding of how performance influences meaning, and the ways that the reception of a work is part of its production. Students bring their own expertise and curiosity to the module and engage in framing and extending traditions, using a range of techniques and technologies.

The aims of this module are to:
• facilitate analysis and discussion of a variety of poetry.
• encourage practise and experiment with techniques used by poets considered on the module.
• develop a deeper understanding of the drafting and revision process.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
• demonstrate knowledge of the works of the range of poets considered on the course
• examine and experiment with a number of techniques used by these poets
• revise your own poems
• comment analytically and critically on the texts assigned

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a workshop based module in which students will be introduced to forms of poetry, discuss the work of other poets and write their own work. Students will also carry out peer review activities where the work of each class member gets feedback on their own work. The workshop is carried out in a professional but supportive manner, and gives class members very valuable information on the ways their work might be read. Those reviewing the work of others also gain important skills in giving constructive feedback. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Sound & Visual Poetry (ENG41910)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Portfolio: A portfolio of poems produced during the module accompanied by a critical commentary. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive ongoing tutor and peer review feedback on their writing throughout the semester through workshop activities. They will have the opportunity to change their work or produce new work for the portfolio. Following the completion of the assessment of the portfolio general feedback will be given as a class activity. Individual and specific issues will be addressed through a one-to-one meeting with the tutor.