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ENGL 350
Modern Poetry Spring 2021
Division I

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A study of British and American poetry between 1890 and 1945, centering on the radical aesthetic, formal and political shifts which took place during the Modernist era. We will consider the changing authorial and public perceptions of the place and function of poetry during the period, the cross-pollinations and strains between the British and American literary traditions, and the writers’ individual relationships with the culture of their times. Readings will focus primarily on the poetry of W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens and W.H. Auden.
The Class: Format: seminar; This course will be remote, with occasional smaller tutorial-style sections. If pandemic conditions change significantly, I will move to in-person and/or hybrid meetings for these smaller sections if possible.
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 5205
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Two 6+ page papers; several written reading responses plus regular discussion board postings; and class participation.
Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course; or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam; or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam; or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: English and Comparative Literature majors
Distributions: Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C

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