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The Prose Poem and the Politics of Genre
ENGL 327
Spring 2007 not offered

The prose poem challenges the very notion of genre-but what are the implications of this challenge and how does it reframe the perceived disciplinary limits of literature itself? With its western beginnings in 19th-century France, its development in modernist Europe and its resurgence in 1960s-70s America, the prose poem's history is intertwined with discourses of social and aesthetic change. While our focus in this course will be literary analysis, we will also examine the politics - aesthetic and otherwise - surrounding the prose poem's emergence as a genre. Discussion will extend into interdisciplinary hybrid works such as Theresa Cha's DICTEE and Lisa Robertson's XECLOGUE.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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