ENGLISH 297 - Introduction to Poetry
Section: 102
Term: SP 2010
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for concentrators in English and Honors English.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Are poets the "unacknowledged legislators of the world," as Shelley writes, or are they, as Auden puts it, people who produce something that merely "survives", making "nothing happen"? Today the question is just as pertinent as ever. As information floods our senses, pumped through a global telecommunications network of unimaginable proportions, the solitary poet reflecting upon the minutiae of personal experience can hardly seem a figure of any great importance. On the other hand, poetry is more present in our lives than ever available in cheap paperback editions, on the web, at "poetry slams," and in the songs we hear as we move through our daily lives. This course provides students with tools for understanding, discussing, and analyzing poetry. Our goal is to develop a sensitivity to the ways poems work: how they produce meaning, give pleasure, and participate in the broader currents of the culture at large.

ENGLISH 297 - Introduction to Poetry
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuTh 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: English 240 will be Permission of Instructor after the first day of class.
102 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: English 240 will be Permission of the Instructor after the first day of class.
103 (REC)
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: English 240 will be Permission of the Instrcutor after the first day of class.
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ISBN: 0312463197
Poems, poets, poetry : an introduction and anthology, Author: Vendler, Helen, 1933-, Publisher: Bedford St Martin's 2010
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