ENGLISH 417 - Seminar in English Language and Literature
Section: 101 English Poetry from Milton to Wordsworth
Term: SP 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credit Exclusions:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Class Misc Info:
TThis class satisfies the Pre-1830 requirement for English concentrators. .
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior concentrator in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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There are few periods in the history of English literature that offer the richness and variety of poetic experience of the "long" eighteenth century. In the world of ideas, this was an age of extraordinary foment and creativity; in the world of literature it was an age that brought new vitality to old forms and a revolution in popular conceptions of what poetry could be. Some of the greatest writers in the English language — including Milton, Pope, Johnson, and Wordsworth — graced this age, and some of the most important developments in English literary history - the novel, women's writing, romanticism - had their origins here. This course will explore the many uses and forms of poetry during this period, with an emphasis on close readings, historical contexts, and the inner workings of poetic language.

ENGLISH 417 - Seminar in English Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
101 (SEM)
MW 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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The poetry we will be reading will be available on CTools. Four additional books, listed here, are required.
ISBN: 9781405151405
How to read a poem, Author: Eagleton, Terry, 1943-, Publisher: Blackwell Pub 2007
ISBN: 0300124236
Why poetry matters, Author: Parini, Jay., Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
ISBN: 9780140138191
English society in the eighteenth century, Author: Porter, Roy, 1946-2002., Publisher: Penguin Books 1990
ISBN: 9781551111292
Poetic designs : an introduction to meters, verse forms and figures of speech, Author: Adams, Stephen, 1945-, Publisher: Broadview 1997
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