ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Fall 2022, Section 003 - Poetry by the Book
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course we will work together to learn how to read some of the very greatest, most important, most powerful poetry written in English over the past hundred years. A crucial mission of this class is to make you comfortable with talking and writing about poetry. No prior experience with (or even love of!) poetry is required. Our mini-course will present you with basic instructions in and tools for interpretation; it will also present you with some poets whose work you’ll want to keep reading long after this class is over.

You’ll write two essays (c. 4-5 pages each) for this class—both focused on close-readings of particular poems; there will be an optional revision of the first essay.

We will be working not from an anthology but from the original volumes in which these poems were published, studying each poem in one of its earliest natural habitats rather than in the different environments forced upon it by subsequent editors. We’ll be reading, talking about, and writing papers on an extraordinary assembly of poets, most of them more or less our contemporaries: poets whose work we’re likely to study include Claudia Rankine, Louise Glück, Anne Carson, Wilfred Owen, Robert Frost, Kaveh Akbar.

Schedule

ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
32817
Open
1
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
002 (LEC)
 Online
32818
Closed
0
 
2
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)
003 (LEC)
 In Person
32819
Open
2
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
004 (LEC)
 In Person
32820
Closed
0
 
4
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)
005 (LEC)
 Online
32821
Open
5
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
006 (LEC)
 Online
32822
Closed
0
 
3
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)

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