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Contemporary U.S. Poetry
ENGL 250
Fall 2011
Section: 01  

What exactly is American about American poetry? In this course, we will discuss the work of many contemporary poets in the context of their relation to literary tradition, innovation, and American culture. Primary consideration will be given to the relation between written and spoken texts, form and content, lyricism and politics. We will also look at foundational poems by 19th-century and early 20th-century poets.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Writing: students will complete regular writing assignments.
Interpretation: this skill will be exercised in every class session as we formulate and consider multiple interpretations of the texts we read.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

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