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ENGL 3315 Searching for Poems in Early American Magazines (Fall: 1 )

Course Description

The migration of American magazines onto the Internet has made it possible to search for poems on specific subjects that have never or rarely been reprinted. Using The Citizen Poets of Boston: 1789–1820, an anthology researched in part by BC English majors, as a model, we will do preliminary searches of magazines from this period that were published in New York City. What was it like to move to New York in these years? What kinds of jobs did people have? What were courtship, marriage, and parenting like? Students will find a poem to share every week and write a short paper about one of them at the end of the semester.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Paul Lewis

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17