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ENGL 3204 London: A History in Verse (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course aims to explore, and to enhance pleasure in, poems that span about six centuries of urban experience in one of the world’s great cities. (For counterpoint, there will be intermittent forays into the country by way of the occasional pastoral poem.) You can count on glimpses of the bridges and the River; famous buildings and infamous districts; the Underground, crowded streets, even the inner workings of some lonely poet’s mind. The city’s conspicuous and hidden history, far from precluding a plunge into the present and robust curiosity about the city’s future, will also inform our experience with contemporary poetry and song.


Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-17