ENGLISH 442 - Studies in Poetry
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Taking L(it) Personally
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

In this course, we look at writing in English from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the U.S. that offers insight into the multifaceted question of what role concepts of “the person” and “the personal” play in forms of culture and politics of the era. We will read literary texts (poems mostly), cultural theory, and essays about reading and writing that will cast “the personal” in a variety of conflicting lights and shadows: as a timeless aspiration – the very stuff of the literary; as a historically-conditioned problem – a cultural logic to argue against and perhaps abandon; as an avenue to political and social liberation; as a limiting convention; as the particular province of poetry; and as exactly what poetry can’t supply. What’s at stake in all this attention to the personal???

Course Requirements:

Students will write short reflection papers and two longer (7-10 page) essays, or may opt to do an annotated anthology project.

Schedule

ENGLISH 442 - Studies in Poetry
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
33335
Open
16
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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