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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

ENGL 27 Tell It Slant: Female, Black, Queer Readings of Early American Poetry

This course is an introduction to reading poetry and also a survey of the early period of American poetry from 1650-1900. Although often seen as a tradition dominated by white men, this course emphasizes aspects of American poetry rooted in the “queer” sensibility of Puritan Edward Taylor, the female consciousness of Anne Bradstreet, the Black and female consciousness of Lucy Terry and Phillis Wheatley, the Puritan/queer inheritors Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, and the early modernism of Stephen Crane. Emphasizing close readings as well as historical and cultural contexts, this course examines the often obscured aspects of the American poetic tradition.

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

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Department-Specific Course Categories

Course Group II