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ENGL 4557 Modern American Poetry and Poetics, 1914-1930 (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

An analysis of the rise of Modern American Poetry in the period between the early work of Pound (Personae and the early Cantos) and Eliot (Prufrock and The Waste Land), and the publication of Hart Crane's The Bridge (1930). Among the other poets we will study are such forerunners as Whitman, Dickinson, Hardy and Hopkins, as well as Yeats, the WWI poets, Robinson, Frost, Stevens, W.C. Williams, Edna St. Vincent Millais, Marianne Moore, H.D., Mina Loy, Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, and Cummings, and look at the effects of Experimental Art and Jazz on the poets of the time.

Instructor(s): Paul Mariani

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17