Four poems by Kathleen Jamie ADED11478

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

In this course we will consider some of the work of Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie. The four poems are taken from 'The Bonniest Companie' published in 2015. The study is on the historical individual language and themes of the poems, and on the interest the poet has in our altering presence in the natural and human worlds. There is thought here beyond words, reverberating in silence, and a fine sense of the grace of summer in life.


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Block 3: Wednesdays, 13.00-15.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





No summative assessments will be undertaken.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Consider how Kathleen Jamie invigorates her work by language and wit.

■ Discuss modern images in the work of Kathleen Jamie.

■ Consider the element of love in the work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Identify how the intense nature of the thinking is invigorated by language and wit.

■ Describe the quality and origins of modern images in the work.

■ Trace and describe the element of love in the sound and rhythms of the poetry.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable to a non-credit bearing course