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Poetry Lab
ENGL 162
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

The Poetry Lab is intended for first-year students interested in literature or creative writing. Come join us for a semester of hands-on experiments with the stuff of poetry--interpreting and translating but also taking apart, writing over, scrambling, collaging. Throughout, we will ask big questions: What is poetry, anyway? How and why do we read it? We will read some of the most powerful poems in the English tradition and explore how modern poets speak back to them or make new poems from their pieces. We will engage with important scholarly debates and encounter different theoretical and methodological approaches, inviting us to approach poetry as a self-enclosed artifact, as historical evidence, as a kind of thinking, or as political action. But we will also constantly tinker with poems, imitate them, creatively play as we investigate the fundamental workings of language and meaning.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

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