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Nov 21st 2016

Eighteen experienced faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets—from Whitman and Dickinson to Hip Hop—in richly illustrated video lectures. The course highlights both major poets—from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson through T.S. Eliot, H.D, Amy Lowell, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Muriel Rukeyser to Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, and many others—and influential movements, from experimental modernism to the Black Arts Movement.

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Jan 7th 2015

This module, the third installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, focuses on the poetry of Walt Whitman, a quintessentially American writer whose work continues to bear heavily upon the American poetic tradition.

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Critical examination of major & selected minor writers from the colonial period through Hawthorne & Melville. Covers the literary works; their background, their content, & their authors. But also an ability to interpret fiction, poetry, & nonfiction prose, also a familiarity with the terminology used by historians & literary critics.

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Feb 17th 2014

Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself will take a collective approach to a close reading of America’s democratic verse epic, first published without a title in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass and later titled Song of Myself in the 1881 edition.

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