L345 12350 TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH POETRY
2:35p-3:50p D (30 students) 3 cr.
In this course we will look at some of the important British and Irish poets of the last century, especially Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy. The focus will be on poetry as an individual art, as well as on the different aesthetics—traditional and modernist and post-modernist—that have created manifestos and movements. Course requirements may include weekly research projects, short papers, in- class writing and tests.
Required text: Anthology of Twentieth-Century British & Irish Poetry ed., by Keith Tuma