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

Modern Poetry

Meredith A. Martin

This course explores the continuities and divisions in British and American poetry through and alongside the ride of modernism. Our main activity will be close reading (often difficult) poems, but we will also look at manifestoes, media, and how modernism marketed itself at the beginning of the twentieth century as a break from nineteenth-century traditions. The question and problem of history and tradition itself will be central to our course. We'll ask why British and American poets at the beginning of the twentieth century felt such a strong urge to define themselves in opposition to their predecessors, and to one another.

Sample reading list:
Walt Whitman, Selected Poems
Ezra Pound, Selected Poems
Robert Frost, Selected Poems
Wilfred Owen, Selected Poems
T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems
Marianne Moore, Selected Poems
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings (around 100 pages), online responses, two papers.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Papers - 60%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
Distribution Requirement: Modernity

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40102 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled