English | Twentieth-Century British Poetry
L345 | 16387 | Maura Stanton
L345 16387 TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH POETRY
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.