English 131

American Literature: American Poetry

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2008 Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
TTh 9:30-11 101 Morgan

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Lehman, David, ed.: The Oxford Book of American Poetry


This is a survey of American poetry from its beginnings to the present. We will spend particular time on Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, the modernist poets of the first half of the 20th century, the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat Generation and the Poets of the New York as they emerged in the post-war years, and we will try to spend some time on the poets of the last twenty years and some young poets of the present moment. There will be essays to write and a final exam.

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