Poetry and Democracy|
Fall 2008 not offered
Politics and poetry both activate a broad range of issues related to voice and representation. In this course we will study 19th- and 20th-century American poetry, focusing on poems that explicitly or implicitly engage with American ideological concerns. In conjunction with our textual analysis, we will consider specifically the representation of individual and group identity, the relation between poetic form and political change, and the special demands on art in times of war.
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Readings may include work by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, W. C. Williams, Lorine Niedecker, Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, Robert Hayden, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Rich, Lorenzo Thomas, Anne Waldman, Nathaniel Mackey, John Yau, Myung Mi Kim, and others.
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Weekly responses, three essays, one in-class presentation.
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