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English: 20th C. War Poetry

ENGS 096 WQ7 (CRN: 15297)

2 Credit Hours

About ENGS 096 WQ7

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Winter Session Online Course: 12/26/16 - 1/13/17; Open to both CDE and Degree students; This course may or may not fulfill degree requirements for UVM students. Please consult with your Dean's Office if you have any questions about applicability of winter session courses toward graduation requirements

Section Description

According to James Anderson Winn (author of The Poetry of War), “Poets from Homer to Bruce Springsteen have given voice to the intensity, horror, and beauty of war.” Poets of war bear witness to unspeakable circumstances, yet are able to put into words what honor, shame, liberty, terror, suffering, and patriotism truly mean. In this three-week course, we will look specifically at poetry written in response to wars of the 20th century involving the United States as well as poetry written as a result of civil and global conflicts. Those who give witness and write about war are not just soldiers. They are civilians who are persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and even assassinated. They are those who both protest and occasionally celebrate war. We will take a look at this wide variety of voices and at the difficult experiences expressed in their poems.




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