The New York School: Poetry, Art, Movies, and the Mimeo Revolution|
Spring 2017 not offered
The primary poets of the New York school's first wave--John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, and Barbara Guest--were deeply involved in the world of art, art criticism, and film. In this course, we will study the primary work of these poets in conjunction with the art and film they were viewing and the art criticism they were writing. We will also study their work in the context of key political and social movements of their time: feminism, gay liberation, and the Civil Rights Movement. Finally, we will address later generations of the New York School, the life of small presses and magazines, and the effect of the Mimeo Revolution.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Major works by John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Barbara Guest, and James Schuyler, and shorter selections of work by Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Ted Berrigan, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short responses, a 5-page mid-term essay, and a 10-page final essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course contributes to the American Literature and Theory & Literary Forms concentration of the English major.
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