English 57. Poets: Metaphysical Poetry

Instructor: Gordon Teskey
Terms: Spring Term

Mondays & Wednesdays, 11-12 | Location: TBA

Enrollment: Limited to 27 students.

A course on the major lyric poets of the 17th century, Donne, Jonson, Herbert, and Marvell. What is the relation between poetry and philosophy, between lyric expression and permanent order? In the seventeenth century, medieval notions of order gave way before the rise of science and of early modern philosophy.

Note: Be sure to attend first class meeting to be considered for admittance. Formerly English 90qm.

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