Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MAET 567 Literary Studies-Twentieth Century American Poetry


3 cr.

Course Description

This course introduces students to a representative selection of modern American poetry from the mid 18th century to the present. The course will concentrate on the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, E. E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, T. S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, and Billy Collins. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the works of other poets through oral presentations and written reports and to reinforce knowledge of poetic techniques as stipulated in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.