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ENGL 7735 The London Vortex, 1908-1922 (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Ezra Pound arrived in London in August 1908 determined to absorb the entire tradition of European poetry and to use it to generate something wholly new. In October 1922, T. S. Eliot published in the first issue of The Criterion his masterpiece, The Waste Land, a poem that Pound called “the justification of the ‘movement,’ of our modern experiment….” In this class we will focus on the literature, criticism, and visual art produced as part of the “modern experiment” in which Pound saw himself and Eliot participating between 1908 and 1922. Writers and painters to be studied may include H. D., Eliot, Epstein, Fry, Ford, Gaudier-Brzeska, Hulme, Lewis, Marsden, Pound, Woolf, and others.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Lehman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 11-Jan-17