Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

LIT 278 - 20th and 21st Century American Poetry (4 Cr.)

(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
This course will be focused around the theme of “making it new” in poetry: experimenting with new forms, taking on risky subjects, or revisioning traditional forms. We will focus both on reading poems closely and on putting them in their cultural and historic context. The list of poets studied will change slightly every semester, but may include T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Anne Sexton, Yusef Komunyakaa, Carolyn Forche, Claudia Rankine, Julia Alvarez, and Adrienne Rich. Prerequisite: WRT 181  or instructor’s permission.