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120110 VO Traditions in American Poetry (2008S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Anrechenbar für Literaturmodul im UniStG Diplom-Studienplan sowie für den alten Studienplan gem. Äquivalenzverordnung. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 09.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 16.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 23.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 30.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 07.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 14.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 21.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 28.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 04.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 11.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 18.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Wednesday 25.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The focus in this course for advanced students will be on major traditions in American poetry of the twentieth century. It will also include some anthologized poems from the 17th to 19th centuries (for instance, by Anne Bradstreet, Philip Freneau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), and will consider selected poems by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, who have, to various degrees, inspired major traditions in American poetry.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

321, 326, K524, K531, K532

Examination topics

lecture

Reading list

From the wide spectrum of poetic voices in the 20th century significant modernist experiments by Imagists and Vorticists and expatriate poets such as T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound will be chosen, as well as poems by William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens. Significant texts by the traditionalists (Robert Frost and E. A. Robinson) and the Fugitives will also be studied. The reading list will also include selected examples of the various "traditions of Whitman" and poems by the Confessional poets (E. Bishop, S. Plath, R. Lowell, J. Berryman, etc.). The course will also briefly consider texts by Beat Poets and the San Francisco and New York poets.
Students are expected to acquire the latest edition of the Penguin Book of American Verse (Ed. Geoffrey Moore) and a Reader containing a few additional poems.

Association in the course directory

321, 326, 336, 722, K 524, K531, K532

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