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Fall 2016-2017
* ENG 362 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Modern Poetry

Joshua I. Kotin

This seminar will introduce students to modern Anglophone poetry, with special emphasis on modern American and British poetry. It aims to balance the study of major poets with an investigation of key movements and poetry communities. The seminar will also attend to controversies that defined modern poetry and modernism, more generally--controversies concerning free verse, aesthetic difficulty, elitism, fascism and communism, gender, race, and the role of poetry in public discourse.

Sample reading list:
W.B. Yeats, Selected Poems
Ezra Pound, Selected Poems
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
Wallace Stevens, Selected Poems
Gertrude Stein, Selected Poems
Robert Frost, Selected Poems
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings (around 20 pages of poems), three exercises, one final paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Papers - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
Distribution Requirement: Modernity

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21542 S01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:17 Limit:20