Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG454H1F L0101

ENG454H1F   L0101   T12-2
Advanced Studies Group 5: Eliot & Stevens
Instructor: Prof. M. Xie
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 908

Brief Description of Course:
This course is a comparative study of the poetry of T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) and Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) through an in-depth engagement with some of their most significant works. It aims for a critical understanding of their poetic and philosophical ideas, as well as their cultural perspectives. Topics and issues include: their relations and attitudes to religion and humanism, their engagement with philosophy and theory, and their concern with culture and civilization.

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

First Three Authors/Texts: Eliot; Stevens.

Method of Evaluation: Seminar participation and discussion, oral presentation, short essay, major research essay.

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