English | Twentieth-Century British Poetry
L345 | 25931 | Maura Stanton
L345 25931 TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH POETRY
1:00p-2:15p MW (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.
In this course we will focus on English poetry since 1940. Late
Modernism, The New Apocalypse and The Movement, as well as the
ongoing debate about “English” tradition in a post-modern, post-
colonial era, will be studied through the work of a few major
poets. Instead of jumping around in a fat, discouraging anthology,
we’ll read a number of individual books by poets such as W.H. Auden,
Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, Stevie Smith, Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus
Heaney and Moniza Alvi. Course work may include short response
papers, side-bar research projects, in-class writing, tests and a
final creative writing project.