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Special Topics: The Poem As Document
ENGL 316
Spring 2011 not offered

What is the relation between a poem and its context? What responsibility do poets have to represent the world they inhabit? To what extent can a poem--like a photograph or a documentary film--be representative of that world? What role does artifice play in the project of representing reality? What are the possibilities--and limitations--of poetic form? In this course we will discuss works that position themselves as documentary texts or objective records of their sociopolitical, economic, and/or eco-historical world. In addition to discussing and responding to the course texts, students will propose, complete, and revise their own semester-long creative projects.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
This course requires a substantial amount of creative and critical writing distributed throughout the semester; this work will culminate in the production of a long poem or series of poems.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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