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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

ENGL 27 American Poetry

A survey of American poetry from the colonial period to the early decades of the twentieth century. Readings will include works by Bradstreet, Taylor, Wheatley, Emerson, Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Melville, Dunbar. We will also study Native American poetry and schools such as the Fireside Poets, nineteenth- century women poets, and precursors of early Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. We will look at lyric, meditative, religious, comic, and political poetry, the long poem, and the epic. Themes we will trace include the transatlantic character of American poetry, its "newness," its engagement with religion and self-definition, with nature, and with gender and race. Emphasizing close readings as well as historical and cultural contexts, this course examines the complexities of an American poetic vision and serves as an introduction to reading poetry and to American Literature. This course will contain a Community-Based Learning (CBL) component in collaboration with Ledyard Charter School in Lebanon, NH.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


Not being offered 2017-18; may be offered 2018-19

Department-Specific Course Categories

Course Group II