Studies in Postsymbolist Poetry: Ezra Pound
Designed to introduce students to Pound’s oeuvre as a whole—and to its central place within ongoing debates about modernism and post-modernism—the course will including readings from Personae, The Cantos, and The Translations, as well as from The Chinese Written character, Literary Essays, Selected Prose, Guide to Kulchur, and selected wartime radio broadcasts. Background readings will include not only such standard works as Kenner’sThe Pound Era,, but also more recent reassessments of Pound’s poetics, politics, and economics. The seminar will provide, as Pound quipped of his name, “an enclosure for stray
Studies in 20th-century European and American poetry: Val?ry, Cernuda, Lorca, Eliot, Breton, Neruda, Borges, Paz, Parra.