English | Twentieth-Century British Poetry
L345 | 16387 | Maura Stanton


L345 16387 TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH POETRY
Maura Stanton

2:30p-3:45p MW (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.

This course 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.  We’ll read collections by W.H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Philip
Larkin, Stevie Smith, Carol Ann Duffy, and Seamus Heaney, as well as
a few poems by Moniza Alvi and Wendy Cope.  Course work may include
short response papers, oral research presentations, in-class
writing, tests and a final creative writing project.