Topics Eighteenth Century and Enlightenment

Modern Poetry

After a period of great disruption –war, pandemic, plague, fire, loss– or after a state of exception, “someone” (as the poet Wislawa Szymborsks says)  “has to clean up the mess.” …

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Studies in Poetry

What motivates a poet to set down his or her life story in verse, and how does one do so? To what extent does the aim to tell the authentic…

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Reading Poetry

An introduction to poetry in English, chiefly by British and American poets. We will explore Renaissance, eighteenth-century, Romantic, and Modernist poetry in particular detail. Though the organization of the subject…

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