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Shored Against Our Ruin: High Modernist Poetry
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Mar 07 2022.
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Modern poetry has been shaped by the voices of a few giants whose innovations redefined the way we understand the genre. This class will examine what’s academically referred to as “high modernism” in poetry, focusing specifically on what constitutes modernism, against what sociohistorical events and artistic traditions is it reacting, and how it fits into the larger literary tradition of western English-language poetry. We’ll read works from T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, W.H. Auden, e.e. cummings, William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens.
Stephanie Wells has a B.A. from Berkeley, an M.A. from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. from UC Davis with a focus on modernism and postmodernism in American and British novels and poetry. She has been a literature professor for over 20 years and currently teaches at the College of Marin.
This is a Livestream-Only Course
Classes will stream live on the scheduled day and time, and will not be recorded.
Course materials will remain available to view and enjoy through March 25.
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Course starts Monday, January 24 and ends on March 7.
Classes will run for six weeks at 2-hours per session.
There is no class on Monday, January 17 or Monday, February 21