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The Expanded Field of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E (Contemporary Poetry after 1975)

ENGL 262.401
instructor(s):
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Elective Seminar of the Standard Major

This  seminar will focus on poetry after 1975, mostly from the U.S., but also including some poetry from Canada, the UK, and Europe. This will not be a period or survey course: seminar will focus on poetry that pushes the envelope on formal and conceptual invention. The syllabus should be available in early summer. Think: digital, (para- and post-) conceptual, site-specific, post-NY School, language,sprung lyric, flarf, eco-, and performance poetry as well as book art and possibly relayed work in film, theater, and visual arts. In addition, there will be a few poets visiting the class -- reading and discussing their work with the seminar.

See syllbus (in progress): http://writing.upenn.edu/bernstein/syllabi/262.html