Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG480H1F L0101

ENG480H1F L0101  M1-3 
Emily Dickinson
Professor MIchael Cobb

Brief Description of Course:
This seminar will read much of Emily Dickinson's poetry. But rather than be a comprehensive introduction to the literary historical context of Dickinson and Dickinson scholarship, this course will be an opportunity to put the literary, theoretical, political, theological, material, and affective provocations of Dickinson's work in conversation with any topic, author, area of study, argument, or primary text each seminar participant chooses regardless of period, nationality, genre, prestige, or convention.

Required Reading: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. 

First Three Authors/Texts: Dickinson.

Method of Instruction: Seminar.

Method of Evaluation: Seminar presentation (35%), seminar paper (45%), class participation (20%).

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