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ENGL 365 - Studies in Contemporary Poetry

Planned Offering: Winter 2017 and alternate years
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: ENGL 299 or instructor consent. Focused study of poetry in English from 1980 to the present. Topics vary but can include the role of place in contemporary writing or 21st-century poetry and performance. Depending on interest and department needs, readings may involve mainly U.S. authors or English-language poetry from other regions such as Ireland or the Pacific.

Winter 2017, ENGL 365-01: Studies in Contemporary Poetry: Here, Nowhere (3). Place has become an increasingly urgent subject for poets, as environmental and political crises reshape how human beings interact with the nonhuman world. Students in this class read contemporary poetry in English from North America, Ireland, Britain, and the Pacific, with special attention to transnational works about endangered, damaged, or imaginary locations. Through recent books by Avia, Meehan, Vuong, and others, we consider what difference gender, race, sexuality, and immigration make to how poets navigate the world. (HL) Wheeler.

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