Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG348Y1Y L0101

ENG348Y1Y   L0101   T3, R2-4
Modern Poetry to 1960
Instructor: Prof. M. Xie

Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 619

Brief Description of Course: This course is a special study of the major poets of the modernist period, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and Wallace Stevens, with other selections from Gerard Manley Hopkins, William Carlos Williams, W. H. Auden and Elizabeth Bishop. The course aims to provide students with an in-depth engagement with some of their most significant works and a critical understanding of their poetic theories, modes, and techniques, as well as their intellectual and cultural perspectives. The course also aims to help students develop skills in close reading and build confidence in critical interpretation and judgment.

Required Reading: Texts to be accessed online and through the Robarts Library e-resources.

First Three Authors/Texts: TBA.

Method of Evaluation: Informed participation, first essay, term test, second essay, final test.

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