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ENGL 340-359 Writers of Significance

Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of the Aesthetic Appreciation/Literature requirement or ENGL 210, ENGL 222 or ENGL 223; or permission of the instructor. May be repeated with different writers. 

A study of one or more significant writers or a distinct school of writers.

Topics for 2010-2011 

  • ENGL 343 Yeats and Lawrence
    An analysis of the lives, art and ideas of W.B. Yeats and D.H. Lawrence. Texts may include Yeats’ autobiography and poems, and Lawrence’s “Sons and Lovers,” “Women in Love” and “St. Mawr.”

  • ENGL 347 Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
    This course is an in-depth study of the two most important poets of 19th-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.