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Shipwrecks of the Singular
ENGL 362
Spring 2017 not offered

American poetry often enacts formal and thematic tensions that have corollaries in political history. In this seminar we will look at how various poets (some American, some not) have handled such tensions. Are poets compulsive reenactors of trauma? Can a poem possess both formal unity and openness, or does it, finally, have to choose between them? Are there systems of relation that accommodate belonging and difference, singularity and numerousness, or is the notion of such a structure ill-conceived, a folly? What can be salvaged from what George Oppen calls the "shipwreck of the singular"?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on FEB-21-2024
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