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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

CRWT 211 Poetry and Poetics

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

An exploration of significant poetic theory and practice since modernism. Following a survey of postmodern avant-gardes such as the New York School, Black Mountain College, and Language poetry, we will examine recent work in areas such as ecopoetics, conceptualism, digital poetry, and postlanguage romanticism. Throughout the course, we will consider key debates in recent poetics; the course will conclude with the study of several full-length collections that challenge easy classification. Students will gain familiarity with 20th and 21st century poetry, advanced skills in critical analysis, and insights into contemporary aesthetics.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.