Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
Spring 2011 Course Descriptions

In this course, we will review some principles of prosody and poetic interpretation, look at many excellent poems written by people resident in the U.K.  during  the twentieth century, and discover and share ways of teaching them at the high school and university levels. We will also discuss some of the most important statements concerning poetry written by and about some of these poets.  The poets we will cover are Kipling, Hopkins, Housman, Edward Thomas, Yeats, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, Lawrence, Doolittle, Pound, Eliot, Auden, Sitwell, Empson, Reed, Smith and Dylan Thomas. We will discuss the film Tom and Viv as well as a graphic novel adaptation of Eliot’s Waste Land.

Texts:

 

Hollander, John. Rhyme’s Reason. Yale University Press, 2001. Paperback. 9-780300-088328

 

Ramazani, et al, eds. The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry. Volume 1 only: Modern Poetry. Third edition, 2003. Paperback. 0-393-97978-4

 

MW
12:40 - 2:05 pm

Steven Tabachnick
Patterson Hall 447
stbchnck@memphis.edu
678-4580

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