E f316K • Masterworks of Literature: British
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
This course seeks to introduce some of the best works of literature written in English. Concentrating on poetry, we will investigate the changing shapes of representation over the centuries. One of our primary topics will be the relation of form to content. In what ways do literary forms shape what they present---and, at the same time, our responses? How has literature been affected by changes in society? What role does the speaking voice play in our understanding of poetry? These are a few of the many questions we will address in our daily discussions.
Quizzes (number to be determined) 15%
First examination 35%
Second examination 35%
Attendance: Your contributions will be important to the success of our class. You will be expected to attend every class meeting, with your book in front of you, having done the reading and thinking for the day.
The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 5th edition, ed. Margaret Ferguson et al.