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ENG 100/157 - Poetry, Migration and Exile (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Three or Four Credits
Offered Periodically

This course will explore the themes and expressions of exile, migration, the loss of home, and the experience of estrangement through narrative and lyric poetry. We will study displacements of self and relations that arise because of changing perceptions of identity, threats, or new regimes. Selected poems-epic, odes, elegy, fragments, songs-will coincide with urgent questions of the body, passions, gender, background, national or global citizenship. With some review of examples from across the ancient and medieval worlds, the Renaissance and Romantic periods, (eg. Sappho, Ovid, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Dickinson) the course will focus primarily on Twentieth Century works, including Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, James Wright, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, Yusef Komunyakaa and contemporary poets, spoken word and rap artists.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): ENG 157 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
General Education Attribute(s): ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone.
ENG 157, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Literature Cornerstone.