Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

ENL 327 20th Century American Poetry(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. A survey of twentieth-century American poetry, ranging from early Modernism through the turn of the century. Poets may include such modernist figures as Frost, Eliot, Pound, Moore, W.C. Williams, Stevens, Hughes, and Hart Crane; such mid-century figures as Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sylvia Plath; and such later figures as Adrienne Rich, James Merrill, John Ashbery, Louise Glück, and Rita Dove. For English majors concentrating in literature, this course fulfills the requirements for American Literature or genre/theme. For linguistics, writing, and dramatic literature concentrators, it counts as an elective in the major. Prerequisite: An ENH  200-level course or ENL 290.