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LITERATURES IN ENGLISH PROGRAMME
COURSE SEQUENCE IN POETRY

Literatures in English offers a sequence of inter-related courses designed to introduce students to the historical development of poetry in English.  The courses comprising this sequence are:

LITS2001 Poetry I: Wyatt to Pope: surveys canonical poetry written during two of the earliest, historically significant clusters of Anglophone poetry: the Renaissance (c.1550-1660) and the Neo-Classical (c.1660-1785) periods. Some of the following poets are studied: Wyatt, Sidney, Ralegh, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, Marvell, Milton, Dryden and Pope.

LITS2002 Poetry II: the Nineteenth Century: surveys canonical poetry produced during two later historically significant clusters of Anglophone poetry in the nineteenth century: the Romantic (1785-1830) and Victorian (1830-90) periods.  Some of the following poets are studied: Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, E. B. Browning, Robert Browning, Arnold, Christina Rosetti, and Hopkins.

LITS3001 Modern Poetry: surveys modern poetry written from the 1890's to around the end of the Second World War.  Some of the following poets are studied: Hardy, Frost, Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Auden, Hughes, Cullen, McKay.

LITS3002 Contemporary Poetry (formerly E30C):

There are also courses devoted to important individual poets such as LITS2005 Chaucer (from the Middle Ages) and LITS2013 Milton (the Renaissance).

 

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