English 190

Research Seminar: Emily Dickinson


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
9 Spring 2012 Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
TTh 12:30-2 305 Wheeler

Book List

Dickinson, Emily: Selected Letters; Dickinson, Emily: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

Other Readings and Media

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Description

This is an intensive reading course in the poetry of Emily Dickinson.  We will also read poems and essays by her contemporaries (e.g., Emerson, Longfellow, Helen Hunt).  Topics include early poems and prosody, love and gender, definition and riddle, poetics, nature, religion, death and dying, poems in manuscript packets and in letters; suspense, horror, loneliness; pain and despair; self in society and by itself, war, abolition, gender, poetics; late poems and letters.

English 190 replaced English 100 and 150 as of Fall '09. English majors may fulfill the seminar requirement for the major by taking one section of English 190 (or by having taken either English 100 or English 150 before Fall '09). Please read the paragraph on page 2 of the Announcement of Classes for more details about enrolling in or wait-listing for this course.

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