ENG349H1F L0101 TR 2-5
Instructor: Andrew DuBois
Office Phone: TBA
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room TBA
Brief Description of Course: We will read the work of seven major poets who emerged in the second half of the 20th Century: Ashbery, Bishop, Ginsberg, O’Hara, Plath, Rich, Walcott. We will also discuss several poets whose work speaks of contemporary reality in classical and current ways, from established figures such as Dionne Brand and Anne Carson, to a number of poets under forty whose work recommends itself to discerning readers.
Required Reading: John Ashbery, Notes From the Air (Ecco); Elizabeth Bishop, Poems (FSG) Other poems found at poetryfoundation.org
First Three Authors/Texts: John Ashbery, “Paradoxes and Oxymorons” Elizabeth Bishop, “Manners” Sylvia Plath, “Morning Song”
Method of Evaluation: Best 3 out of 4 Quizzes (1/3 of final grade); mid-term in-class close reading essay (1/3 of final grade); final in-class essay on a topic (1/3 of final grade).