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SEL3402 : Poetry Portfolio

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Tara Bergin
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 20.0


To prepare and shape a portfolio of creative work consisting of a collection of about 20 poems or equivalent, and an accompanying reflection 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. Students may also drop in during tutors' office hours on request to discuss ongoing issues.

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 ActivitiesFieldwork32:006:00A-SYNCHRONOUS: Attending 3 NCLA events/other agreed performances
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery51:005:00PRESENT IN PERSON DISCUSSION GROUP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:00SCHEDULED BUT A-SYNCHRONOUS ON-LINE
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1162:00162:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

All students attend the Module Talk and take part in two presentations based on their attendance at live NCLA events or other agreed performances.

Each student must attend a tutorial once a month to report on work in progress for comment and discussion with the module leader, including a session to go over their final work before submission.

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 commentary
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Both the poetry collection and the commentary 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