English 127

: Modern Poetry

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2007 Blanton, Dan
TTh 11-12:30 4 LeConte

Other Readings and Media

Auden, W.: Selected Poems; Eliot, T.: Four Quartets,Selected Poems; Moore , M.: Collected Poems; Pound, E.: A Draft of XXX Cantos; Silkin, J. (ed.): The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry; Stein, G.: Tender Buttons; Stevens, W.: Collected Poems; Williams, W.: Paterson; Yeats, W.: Collected Poems


A survey of the modernist turn in poetry. This course will explore some of the more remarkable (and occasionally notorious) formal experiments of the twentieth century�s turbulent first half. We will contend with work from Britain , Ireland , and the United States , seeking to devise strategies with which to read texts that often seem impervious to reading and striving to account for the historical pressures that made such experiments seem necessary in the first place.

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Modern Poetry

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