Distribution III: May be counted as a Distributional course in Arts & Letters.
Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Negritude, Dub, and Calypso. These are just some of the varieties and forms we will consider in this course which offers a broad overview of many of the major trends and a few of the minor eddies in the immensely rich, wonderfully varied, ideologically and aesthetically charged field of poetry beyond the borders of the United States. This course will cover many radical poetry movements and individual innovations, along with more conventional work, and will provide examples of political, social, ethnic, and national poetries in the Americas (particularly the Caribbean) and Europe, and beyond to the rest of the world. While most of the poetry covered will be in English, works in translation, and indeed the art of translation, will be an essential component the course.