ENGL445 - Modern British and American Poetry

We shall be exploring the axial line in British and American poetry during the first half of the twentieth century. The emphasis will fall on the high modernists—Yeats, Stevens, Williams, Pound, Marianne Moore, and Eliot—most of whom reached the peak of their powers in the 1920s, but we shall also be attending to such other poets as Hopkins, Frost, Muir, and Auden. Students will be asked to write a take-home mid-term, a critical paper, and a final examination.


Two English courses in literature or permission of department.