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    Mar 04, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog
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ENGL 229 - Protest Poetry


FDR: HL Literature Distribution
Experiential Learning (EXP): Yes
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: completion of FDR:FW requirement. What kind of work can poetry do in the world? Students in this class study Civil Rights Era poetry, poetry about environmental crisis, and other bodies of work that try to change minds and hearts, including protest poems, prayers and curses, and poetry in performance. Students also put poetry into action, first by collaboratively organizing a benefit event for the Rockbridge Area Relief Association, then by creating activist projects for causes of their own choosing.



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