ENGL788C - Studies in Poetic Form; Ezra Pound's Cantos

This course will focus on Ezra Pound's CANTOS, as well as his development as a poet up until he began writing the CANTOS and how his ideas and writing style influenced other poets of his time and after, including W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, and James McMichael. Students will give oral presentations and write a final critical paper.