ENGL 317 - American Poetry
An exploration of the evolution of American poetry from the Romantic era - during which Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman created new poetic forms and ideas that articulated an American notion of poetic form. The course deals with the traumatic impact of the Civil War on American culture and the ensuing transition from late Victorian culture to the dynamic period of artistic change defined by Modernism and Word War I. Poets studied include Emerson, Longfellow, Whitman, Dickinson, Melville, Stephen Crane, Pound, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Eliot, Hart Crane, Sterling Brown, W.C. Williams, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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