ENG487H1S L0201 T3-5
Scrutinizing the Long Poem
Professor George E. Clarke
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 804
Brief Description of Course: We will read a variety of long poems to explore the diversity of the genre, which encompasses epic proper, the “short” epic (or epyllion), the narrative-lyric suite, the book-length poem, and the verse-novel. The list will concentrate on contemporary works in English, or in translation, with the bulk of the list situated in the Americas.
Required Reading: Course texts representing the range of “long poem” forms.
First Three Authors: Pound, Pisan Cantos, Walcott, Omeros, Philip, Zong!
Method of Instruction: LectureMethod of Evaluation: Essays