Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG348Y1Y - L0101

ENG348Y1Y  L0101    T3, R2-4
Modern Poetry to 1960
Professor Ming Xie

Office Telephone: 416-946-0271
Office Address: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 908

Brief Description of Course: This course is a special study of the representative poets of the modern(ist) period. It aims for an in-depth engagement with some of their most significant works and a critical understanding of their poetic theories and techniques, as well as their intellectual and cultural perspectives. The course helps students develop skills in close reading and build confidence in critical interpretation.

Required Reading: The Broadview Introduction to Literature: Poetry, Second Edition, edited by Lisa Chalykoff, Neta Gordon and Paul Lumsden (Broadview Press, 2018) (ISBN-10: 1554814057; ISBN-13: 978-1554814053).

This title will be published on May 15, 2018 and shortly thereafter available at the University of Toronto Bookstore (214 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 3A1).

First Three Authors/Texts: TBA.

Method of Instruction: Lecture/discussion.

Method of Evaluation: Informed participation (10%); first essay (20%); term test (15%); second essay (30%), final test (25%).

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