Course code LitZ2182
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 20 12 48
E-courses LitZ2182: Creative writing I. The Practice of poetry and poetic translation
Course annotation The goals of the course: the aim of the course is to introduce students to an understanding of issues of poetry writing and poetic translation.
Course content: lectures will look at most important aspects of poetry writing such as imagery, polysemy, rhythm and musicality. The knowledge of theory is consolidated by writing exercises and analyses of texts at seminars.

Academic competencies: knowledge of basic issues in theory of poetry.
Professional competences: students will acquire an insight into practical application of literary theory to their creative work. Successful acquisition of this course will enable the students to create fiction of various genres and becoming adept in differentiation of various stylistic means, develop their own literary style.

Course plan
1.Introduction. The formation of writer.L2
2.Image and imageryL2
4.Figures of speech and compositionL2
5.Theory and practice: images, tropes and figures of speech in modern poetryS2
6.Exercises analysisS2
7.Metre and footL2
10.Verses and strophesL2
11.Theory and practice: metre, phonaesrhetics, rhyme and enjabement in modern poetryS2
12.Exercises analysisS2
13.Poetic translationL2
14.Combinatoric and Graphic poetryL2
15.Poetry analysisS2
16.Translation analysisS2
Requirements for obtaining credit points 1) 80% attendance of lectures and seminars or independent research paper on the themes discussed in the course,
2) poetic exercises (25% of total),
3) poetic translation (25% of total),
4) suite of poems 150-300 lines (50% of total exam).

Study programmes Baltic Philology