ENGLISH 464 - Studies in Individual Authors
Section: 101 William Carlos Williams
Term: SP 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
2
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will study the life, ideas, and literary works of William Carlos Williams, one of the most original and influential of the great American modernist writers. Williams is primarily known for his poetry, so we will spend most of our time on this (The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Volumes I and II); but we will also study Williams’ work in other genres — his epic poem (Paterson), his imaginative historiography (In the American Grain), his experimental prose and glossed poetry (The Great American Novel, January: A Novelette, Spring and All, The Descent of Winter), his prose improvisations (Kora in Hell), his short stories (The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams), and his plays (Many Loves & Other Plays). For his life we will read Paul Mariani’s biography (William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked).

Requirements for the course will be a midterm exam on Williams’ life, ideas, and artistic techniques; a short paper (5 pages) on an individual work; and a longer paper (15-20 pages) on a more general issue in Williams’ literary production as a whole.

Requirements for the course will be a midterm exam on Williams’ life, ideas, and artistic techniques; a short paper (5 pages) on an individual work; and a longer paper (15-20 pages) on a more general issue in Williams’ literary production as a whole.

ENGLISH 464 - Studies in Individual Authors
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
P
52305
Open
38
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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