ENGL 4920

ENGL 4920

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

The purpose of the Honors Seminar is to acquaint students with methods of study and research to help them write their senior Honors Essay. However, all interested students are welcome to enroll. The seminar will require a substantial essay that incorporates literary evidence and critical material effectively, and develops an argument. Topics and instructors vary each semester.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: students in the Honors Program in English or related fields, or by permission of instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Time and Place in the Long Poem

  •  7510ENGL 4920  SEM 101

  • Length is what we make of it, or what we have time to make of it, while “epic” seems to be defined by what it makes of us. In this seminar we’ll play with 20th and 21st century long poems in a variety of modes, from lyric sequences to serial epics, charting their forms and attempting to expand our sense of their functions. We’ll pay special attention to ways in which modern and contemporary long poems engage with particular places and local cultures while situating themselves in cosmopolitan space. How do long poems make the extended temporality of reading and writing an active part of their formal apparatus? Our reach will be global: poems from the U.S., Ireland, England, Canada, the Caribbean, India, and Africa.