COML 2251

COML 2251

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

Where do we get our images of poets, and of poetry? Along with the images we find in poems themselves, how do poetry and poets figure in fiction and film, in music and popular culture? How do such figures inform both the images we find in poems and poetry's own image? What is poetry's relation to other genres, discourses, and disciplines, to self and language, history and politics? Exploring such issues in verse and prose, in fiction, film, and other media, including among others Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Dickinson, Poe, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Pound, Stein, Williams, Neruda, Parra, and Bolaño, the course will arc toward such impactful contemporaries as Cathy Park Hong, Claudia Rankine, Layla Long Soldier,  Kendrick Lamar, Ilya Kaminsky, Jenny Xie, the website-based Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, and AI-generated poetry.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2951

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9235 COML 2251   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person