Poetry and Politics in New York City, 1930-1975|
Fall 2011 not offered
This course is a study of the relation between oppositional political and social movements--queer, communist, feminist, anarchist, African American nationalist, and Beat--and poetry written in and about New York City during the mid-20th century.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Poems by Crane, Reznikoff, Oppen, Moore, Bishop, Hughes, O'Hara, Schuyler, Baraka, Ginsberg, Guest. Historical study on the popular front, feminism, communism and anti-communism, gay liberation.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Six short papers
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Some previous acquaintance with poetry or American history is presuppposed. Punctual and regular attendance. Willing and ready participation in classroom discussion. This course meets the English Department's Research Option requirement for senior thesis writers.
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