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ENGL 8820 Modern American Poetry and Poetics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

An analysis of the rise of Modern American Poetry in the crucial decades between Frost's North of Boston and Pound's free verse experiments to the publication of The Bridge and the Great Depression. We'll also examine The Waste Land, the early Cantos, the radical experimentation of the New York and Chicago schools, the Great War and modern memory, Dadaism, Surrealism, Symbolism, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, and Braque, as well as the legacies of Whitman and Dickinson, Hopkins and Hardy, Yeats, Williams, Stevens, Marianne Moore, H.D., and the Harlem Renaissance.


Instructor(s): Paul Mariani

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13