Reading 20th Century Poetry
(20. századi versek olvasása) in spring 2015
, Wed 15:00–16:30
lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-211 213 215
description & set texts
Aim of the course: This is not a survey course, i. e. it is not designed to give an overview of twentieth-century British and Irish poetry. While the list of readings ranges from the very beginning of the century to its very end, and includes poets English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, the emphasis is on the thorough reading of individual works.
The poets include: Th. Hardy, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Wilfred Owen, Stevie Smith, W.H. Auden, R.S. Thomas, Ph. Larkin, T. Harrison, S. Heaney, Douglas Dunn, C.A. Duffy.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: Participation in in-class discussion (includes reading poems carefully, and looking up unknown words), a short presentation on one of the topics, and an essay of 5–10 pages (an analysis of one (possibly more) of the poems), to be handed in two weeks before the end of the term.