ENGLISH 441 - Contemporary Poetry
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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May not be repeated for credit.

This course will examine some of the most significant poems and poetry movements in the period 1945-2003. We shall begin by looking at poems about World War II, and then move on to poems of the so-called Confessional school. Sylvia Plath's book Ariel and Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters will be a special focus, as well as work by the Beat Generation poets. We shall study an assortment of 'canonical' as well as multicultural poems from the last two decades. The latter part of the course will feature a volume by Frank Bidart, a visiting writer for a weeklong period in winter. One short and one long paper are part of the coursework, as well as a reading journal, a midterm, and a final examination.

ENGLISH 441 - Contemporary Poetry
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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