Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2122: Themes in Modern Arabic Poetry

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Christina Phillips (Convenor)


ARA2000 Year Abroad


ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II

Available via distance learning


This module is intended for those of you with no prior knowledge of Arabic poetry. It focuses on Arabic poetry from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, tracing its transition from a classical to a modern art form. It covers a variety of different poetry schools and movements, studying them in their proper historical context and paying attention to matters of form. Aside from instruction in aspects of modern Arabic poetry, you will be trained in close reading and critical analysis.

Module created

October 2002

Last revised