WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2011-2012       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
CS92PROD
Special Topics: The Poem as Document
ENGL 316
Spring 2012 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.

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 JAN-25-2022
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459