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ENGL 118.00 Introduction to Poetry 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

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10:00am11:10am10:00am11:10am9:50am10:50am
Synonym: 58903

Constance Walker

We will look at the whole kingdom of poetry, exploring how poets use form, tone, sound, imagery, rhythm, and subject matter to create what Wallace Stevens called the "supreme fiction." Examples will be drawn from around the world, from Sappho to spoken word. Participation in discussion is mandatory; essay assignments will ask you to provide close readings of particular works; a couple of assignments will focus on the writing of poems so as to give you a full understanding of this ancient and living art.

ENGL 249.00 Modern Irish Literature: Poetry, Prose, and Politics 6 credits

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1:00pm2:10pm1:00pm2:10pm1:50pm2:50pm
Synonym: 58914

Constance Walker

What can and should be the role of literature in times of bitter political conflict? Caught in partisan strife, Irish writers have grappled personally and painfully with the question. We will read works by Joyce, Yeats, and Heaney, among others, and watch films (Bloody SundayHunger) that confront the deep and ongoing divisions in Irish political life.

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