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ENGL 547 Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson (Humanities Elective)

(Offered as needed/3 credits) 

This course is an in-depth study of the two most important poets of nineteenth-century America, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. In addition to a close examination of Whitman’s antebellum poetry and Civil War work and Dickinson’s manuscript fascicles and letters, the course will use recent criticism and biographical sources to help illuminate the works in question.