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20th-21st Century American Poetry

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Course ID: 4219-SC089 Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.9 / (0229) Humanities (except languages), not elsewhere classified
Course title: 20th-21st Century American Poetry Name in Polish: 20th-21st Century American Poetry (Poezja amerykańska w XX i XXI wieku)
Department: American Studies Center
Course groups: all classes - weekday programme - 1st cycle
all classes - weekday programme - 1st cycle - 2nd year
all classes - weekday programme - 1st cycle - 3rd year
elective courses - 1st cluster - BA studies - 2nd & 3rd year
Elective courses - humanities - BA studies
elective courses - weekday studies - first cycle
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 5.00
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Language: English
Type of course:

elective courses

Short description:

Twentieth century and twenty-first century poetries have often challenged the boundaries of what is possible in writing. In the US, artists and poets concerned about an American idiom either turned to Europe for inspiration or for contrast. This course will review the major markers of the more recent American poetic output from modernist texts to more recent experiments in Language poetry and slowpo. It will act as a survey of all the -isms, movements, and key figures of this century and the last.

Full description:

Twentieth century and twenty-first century poetries have often challenged the boundaries of what is possible in writing. In the US, artists and poets concerned about an American idiom either turned to Europe for inspiration or for contrast. This course will review the major markers of the more recent American poetic output from modernist texts to more recent experiments in Language poetry and slowpo. It will act as a survey of all the -isms, movements, and key figures of this century and the last.

Methodology:

Guided class conversation

Student conferences

Presentations

Work:

Mid-term paper

Final paper

Bibliography:

Jerome Rothenberg & Pierre Joris, Poems for the Millenium, Volumes 1&2

Cary Nelson, Oxford Anthology of American Poetry, Volume 1

Learning outcomes:

- knowledge of basic theories and concepts from literary modernism

- knowledge about the development of 20th century American literature

- ability to analyze popular culture using above mentioned theories and concepts

- ability to discuss and analyze cultural and social phenomena that are currently at the center of public debate

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

30% Attendance and participation

30% Mid-term paper

40% Final paper

Classes in period "Summer semester 2019/20" (past)

Time span: 2020-02-17 - 2020-08-02
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Type of class: Seminar, 30 hours, 20 places more information
Coordinators: Matthew Chambers
Group instructors: Matthew Chambers
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