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ENGL 2288 God and the Imagination: Epitaphs for the Journey (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An undergraduate course devoted to classic works dealing with questions of death, annihilation, tallies and losses, and the things that remain: love, faith, justice, hope, the endless questioning, & the endless quest. Readings will include passages from the Bible, especially Genesis, the Psalms and the Gospels, St. Augustine, Dante, Donne, Herbert, Hopkins, W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Isaac Rosenberg, Hardy, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane, T.S. Eliot, William Kennedy, Flannery O’Connor, Wallace Stevens, Larkin, Berryman, Anthony Hecht, Robert Hayden, Lucille Clifton, Anne Sexton, Cormac McCarthy, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Franz Wright. It will also include references to sacred and profane painting, iconography, Ekphrastic poetry, history, music and drama.


Instructor(s): Paul Mariani

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 26-Jan-15