May 26, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 240 - Identity, Genre, and Poetry

Contemporary poems have often embraced the complexities of identity, revealing untold stories and unheard perspectives. This course introduces you to the study of poetry by focusing on how identity gets associated with types of poetry and what individual poets do to subvert or refuse those associations. We will ask questions, such as what gender has to do with categories such as race, class and sexuality in the writing of poetry? How do aesthetic or formal choices make us think differently about race? How do contemporary poems call back to poems from different periods and cultures to rethink a particular form, such as the sonnet or the fragmentation associated with High Modernism?  

Credits 1

Cross listed with WGS 240  


20085, 23004

Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars