ENGL 4030

ENGL 4030

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Many distinguished poets have taught at Cornell. In this course we'll focus on three, all of them widely acclaimed: A. R. Ammons, Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson. A. R. Ammons is best known for charting the interplay of scientific and spiritual phenomena, in poems ranging from brief lyrics to book-length epics written on adding machine tape. Alice Fulton, who was Ammons's student, carries on his interests in science and spirituality while bringing to them a distinctively feminist perspective. Born in Jamaica, Ishion Hutchinson writes poems that explore the fraught relations between geography and history in the light of colonial violence.  We'll survey each poet's work from earliest to most recent phases, paying special attention to their development of new techniques and original visions. Students may write poems as well as critical essays responding to the poets' work. 

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS) (CA-AG, LA-AG)
Satisfies Requirement This course counts toward the 4000-level seminar, Literatures of the Americas and post-1800 requirements for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4030

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: A. R. Ammons, Alice Fulton, Ishion Hutchinson.

  • 20091 ENGL 4030   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person