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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2122: Themes in Modern Arabic Poetry

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Introduction and historical background

Reading and analysing poetry
Arabic neoclassical poetry
Arabic romantic poetry
Arabic romantic poetry continued: the emigrant poets
Modern poetry: experiments in form
Modern poetry continued: Engaging with Arab tradition
Politics and poetry: Commitment
Palestinian poets and resistance poetry
Sufism and modern Arabic poetry
Conclusion and revision

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 22 hoursTwo hours a week will be devoted to close reading of texts, instruction in literary theory, group discussion and some lecturing on more general aspects of the subject, especially in relation to wider cultural, political and social contexts. Primary texts will be handed out in advance of each class and will be available on ELE; secondary required readings will be available on ELE, along with recommended additional reading.
Guided independent study128 hoursA variety of independent study tasks directed by module leader

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).