ENGLISH 441 - Contemporary Poetry
Fall 2013, Section 001 - Post WWII Innovators
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Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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A broad look of the great diversity of (more or less academic) poetry written after World War II in the U.S. We look at poems that get read under the sign of various coteries and “schools” of the mid-to-late twentieth century: Black Mountain (Robert Creeley), Confessional (Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton), Beats (Allen Ginsberg), New York School (Frank O’Hara, Bernadette Mayer), San Francisco Renaissance (Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer), Black Arts (Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks), Deep Image, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E (Charles Bernstein, Bruce Andrews, Lyn Hejinian). We think about the fact that most poets associated with these labels thought themselves radical innovators, and consider the aesthetic, social, and cultural foundations of their poetics. We’ll also do our best — time permitting — to think about outliers and read very recent poets, and will attempt when possible to include the work of poets visiting through the Zell Visiting Writers Series.

Text: Anthology: Postmodern American Poetry, ed. Paul Hoover. We will also utilize, xeroxes, handouts, internet sources, sound files.

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ENGLISH 441 - Contemporary Poetry
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001 (LEC)
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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