20th Century British Poetry

L345 — Fall 2019

Nikki Skillman
Days and Times
1:00 - 2:15p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

In this survey of twentieth-cen­tury British poetry, we will ex­plore some of the most memo­rable, rapturous, iconoclastic, difficult, innovative poems in the history of English. Tracking the evolution of poetic styles from the twilight of the Victo­rian period to the present, we will examine how successive generations of English, Irish and Caribbean poets, trau­matized by world wars, ethnic and religious conflict, and the violence of empire, sought to redefine the role of the imag­ination in a disenchanted century. Poets are likely to include Gerard Manley Hopkins, W.B. Yeats, Mina Loy, Stevie Smith, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Paul Muldoon, and Patience Agbabi, among many others.

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