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Spring 2017-2018
* ENG 414 (LA)   No Audit

Major Author(s) - Wallace Stevens

Susan A. Stewart

This is a seminar for those who would like to get to know the work of the vital Modernist poet Wallace Stevens well. We will read most of Stevens's Collected Poetry and Prose from the Library of America edition and will draw on other readings from philosophy, the theory of painting, and European modernism and from his American contemporaries, particularly Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams.

Sample reading list:
Wallace Stevens, Harmonium
Wallace Stevens, The Rock
Marianne Moore, Selected Poems
William Carolos William, Selected Poems
Vico, The New Science
Valéry, Poetry and Abstract Thought
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: approximately 100 pp. of poetry and philosophy each week. Writing: 3-4 page typed reflection papers throughout the semester. 24 pp. of these reflections will be completed by the end of the semester. 15-20 page research paper, due on Dean's date

Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Papers - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
United States Travel Required

Other information:
Distribution Requirement: Modernity. Day trip to Arensberg Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43395 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   McCosh Hall   44A   Enrolled:4 Limit:12