Spring 2010

Reading Poetry

Listed in: English, as ENGL-12

Faculty

David R. Sofield (Section 01)
Kim Townsend (Section 02)

Description

SECTION 01:

A first course in the critical reading of twelve English, Irish, and American poets: Donne, Herbert, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Dickinson, Frost, Eliot, Bishop, Larkin, and Heaney. Attention will be given to the careers of the poets, as well as to individual poems. Both poems and poets will be read in the light of two principal contexts: (1) The cultural moments in which poets write their poems, and (2) The continuing history of poetic style, as each writer responds to his or her predecessors. There will be a final paper on a book published recently.

Spring semester.  Professor Sofield.

SECTION 02:

A first course in the critical reading of selected major English, Irish, and American poets:  Donne, Pope, Wordsworth, Dickinson, Yeats, and Bishop. Attention will be given to poetic forms and to the careers of the poets as well as to individual poems.

Spring semester.  Professor Emeritus Townsend.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016