Anglophone Poetry, Victorian to Modern, Nation and Transnation

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Anglophone Poetry Vict & Modrn

Fall 2019

Taught By: Elaine Savory

Section: A

CRN: 7743

Credits: 4

This course explores the history of anglophone poetry from about 1837 to about 1970, the accession of Victorian through High Modernism to the beginning of poetic resistance to modernism. We shall read outstanding poets, from Britain and the US, such as Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Stevens, Eliot, Pound, H.D., Moore ,McKay and other poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Owen, Cummings, Langston Hughes, Geoffrey Hill and others. We shall explore ways modernist poets rethought meter and rhythm in poetry to fashion what we call free verse, and think about both poetics shaped by nation and region and poetics reaching beyond nation to fashion a transnational modernism. Both students with no experience of poetry and those familiar with the genre are equally welcome.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:20am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 312

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/12/2019