ENGL 393

Modern Poetry

Prerequisite: Sophomores with permission. This course focuses on the poetry of Yeats, Lawrence, Eliot, Stein, Millay, and Hughes. We will study their distinctive poetic achievements in relation to relevant traditions and contexts. In particular we will examine how their poetry reflects or contests modern ideas about the self, the nature of language, the significance of poetic forms, and the purpose of poetry. Offered alternate years in the fall semester. May be counted as an auxiliary course toward the minor in gender studies. III.O, V.2