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Modern American Poetry: High Modernists to Postmodernists
ENGL 367
Spring 2012
Section: 01  

This course will focus on close readings of the major figures of 20th-century modernist poetry and their postwar literary descendants. We will read complete volumes and selected works of several poets (Pound, Eliot, Frost, and Auden) whose innovation, influence, and critical prestige led to their canonization as the central voices of the American poetic tradition. We will look at the work of other leading figures (Stein, Stevens, Williams, and McKay) who inspired alternative traditions of American modern and postmodern poetry among the poets who came to prominence after World War II. We will conclude by studying key volumes of several postwar poets that may include works by such poets as Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks, Alan Ginsberg and Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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