Modern Poetry

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This course covers the body of modern poetry, its characteristic techniques, concerns, and major practitioners. The authors discussed range from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to Stevens, Moore, Bishop, and Frost with additional lectures on the poetry of World War One, Imagism, and the Harlem Renaissance. Diverse methods of literary criticism are employed, such as historical, biographical, and gender criticism.

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Robert Frost
William Butler Yeats
World War I Poetry
T.S. Eliot
Hart Crane

Course programme

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Robert FrostL

ecture 3 Robert Frost (cont.)

Lecture 4 William Butler Yeats

Lecture 5 William Butler Yeats (cont.)

Lecture 6 William Butler Yeats (cont.)

Lecture 7 World War I Poetry in England

Lecture 8 Imagism

Lecture 9 Ezra Pound

Lecture 10 T.S. EliotLecture 11T.S. Eliot (cont.)

Lecture 12 T.S. Eliot (cont.)

Lecture 13 Hart Crane

Lecture 14 Hart Crane (cont.)

Lecture 15 Langston Hughes

Lecture 16 William Carlos Williams

Lecture 17 Marianne Moore

Lecture 18 Marianne Moore (cont.)

Lecture 19 Wallace Stevens

Lecture 20 Wallace Stevens (cont.)

Lecture 21 Wallace Stevens (cont.)

Lecture 22 W. H. AudenLecture 23W. H. Auden (cont.)

Lecture 24 Elizabeth Bishop

Lecture 25 Elizabeth Bishop (cont.)

Exam 1 Final Exam