AI 12. Poetry in America

Instructor: Elisa New
Terms: Fall Term

Tuesdays, 2-4 pm | Location: Sever 103

Enrollment: Limited to 54 students.

Surveying 300+ years of  poetry in America, , the course covers  individual figures (Wheatley, Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Frost,  Millay, Williams, Hughes, Bishop ) as well as  major poetic movements (Firesides, Modernist,  New York, Confessional). Emphasis is given to the changing function of poetry in American culture. Offered in a blended format, the course meets in seminar with course staff once per week,  with all required lecture content available online.

Note: This course fulfills the requirement that one of the eight General Education courses also engage substantially with Study of the Past.

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