Aug 20, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LITT 235 Contemporary Poetry: The Book

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course will explore notable tendencies in current poetry by focusing on book-length poetic projects, sequences, and series published in the last five years. We will consider the qualities of craft and sensibility that distinguish some of the most exciting new poetry, as well as how those elements interact with a book’s arrangement, design, and cultural positioning. Considered texts will include works in translation and those that engage with documentary poetics, ecopoetics, conceptualism, and digital/multimedia approaches. Students will write two major essays in response to course material and will complete a final project that combines creative and critical modes; this final project may include collaborative or interdisciplinary methods. The course will feature visits from some of the studied authors.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or free elective requirement.