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SEL3402 : Poetry Portfolio

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Sinéad Morrissey
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0
European Credit Transfer System


To prepare and shape a portfolio of creative work consisting of a collection of about 20 poems or equivalent, and an accompanying essay on the processes, influences, and themes of the work.

Outline Of Syllabus

An introductory talk, followed by monthly tutorials with a supervisor over the duration of two semesters.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:0080:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1140:00140:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork32:006:00Attending 3 NCLA events/other agreed performances
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1167:00167:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

All students must attend the Module Talk and each student must attend a tutorial once a month to report on work in progress for comment and discussion with the module leader.

The meetings listed above are the basic requirement. The specific amount of time will vary from student to student.

Creative work of this sort needs both the clear over-riding structure of the meetings listed above and greater flexibility in terms of the duration and frequency of further discussion.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2A10020 poems PLUS 1500 word accompanying essay
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Both the poetry collection and accompanying essay will show evidence of the processes of drafting, principles of selection, the uses of influence, and the key themes explored in the file. The portfolio must include a bibliography of books read and events attended as evidence of research.

Reading Lists