Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG454H1F L0101

ENG454H1F    L0201    T12-2
Advanced Studies Group 5: Eliot & Stevens
Professor Ming Xie
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 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 romanticism, religion, and humanism, their responses to the two world wars, 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.
Method of Evaluation:
Take-home essay (20%), major research essay (40%), 10-minute oral presentation (20%), seminar participation and discussion (20%).

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