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Summing up week three

Watch Dr Alexandra Kingston-Reese sum up the material for week three of our course, 'How to read a poem'.
Hi all! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about poetic intertextuality this week. Test your knowledge with our end of week quiz,
and join us in the discussion below: what have you enjoyed most this week? What did you learn that you previously didn’t know? Again, Dr JT Welsch has listed some further resources if you’re inspired to find out more about poetic intertextuality. In our final week, we turn to writing poetry and writing about poetry, so we hope you will join us once again next week as we conclude the course.

Dr Alexandra Kingston-Reese, our course convener, sums up the material that we have covered in week three of our course, ‘How to Read a Poem’.

This week, we’ve discussed intertextuality, poetry in translation, ekphrasis, and intermediality. We’ve explored some of our favourite literary conversations, and thought about some of the ways in which poetry relates to other artforms, especially visual art..

What was new to you this week? What did you enjoy learning about the most? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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