In this seminar, we shall be studying – by way of close reading – a broad range of poetry spanning the early modern period to the twenty-first century and poety in the digital age. Questions of form (what is metre? etc.) and (sub)genre (e.g., the sonnet or the countryhouse poem) will be addressed just as issues of poetic self-representation or poetic expression and experience, and gender. Questions of performance and reading will also come into play.
A reader with course material will be available on Moodle.