Poetry and Politics in New York City, 1930-1975|
Spring 2012 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)
Poems by Crane, Moore, Oppen, Reznikoff, Hughes, Rukeyser, O'Hara, Schuyler, Baraka, Ginsberg, with attention to historical backgrounds on the old and new left, gay liberation, feminism, black nationalism.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Approximately six short papers; or a research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Some previous acquaintance with poetry or American history is recommended. 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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