Course outline ENG 402: Modern Poetry (Spring 2012)

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Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT)

Department of English| BA (Honors) Program

Spring 2012

 

Course outline     : ENG 402 – Modern Poetry

Course Teacher    : Md. Reza Hassan Khan, Lecturer, Department of English

 

Course starts          : 07 February 2012

Course ends             : 12 May 2012

 

Classes                         : Monday             12:50-1:50           Room 403

Wednesday      12:50-1:50           Room 401

Thursday           10:40-11:40         Room 402

 

Books recommended:

The Norton Anthology of Poetry

The ENG-402 Course book

                               Modernism: A Short Introduction by David Ayers

                               A Glossary of Literary Terms by M H Abrams

 

 

**Students are requested to collect and photocopy a course book from the course instructor. The course book is available in the Department of English, Permanent Campus.

 

 

Month

Week

Lecture

Topics

Chapter

Remarks

Feb-07-13, 2012

1

1

Modernism and the early 20th century poets    

2

What is modern in modern poetry? -The features  

3

W H Auden as an anti-romantic modern poet

W H Auden

 
Feb-14-20, 2012

 

2

4

Auden’s poetic style  

5

Theme of love and religion in Auden’s poetry

6

Marxism and psychology in Auden’s poetry

Feb  21-27,

2012

3

7

Mythmaking, comic and light verses of Auden

8

Language, style and technique of Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

Quiz

9

Mythopoeic imagination, anthropological allegory  
Feb 28- March 05,

2012

4

10

Violence, brutality and cruelty in Hughes’ poems  

11

Ted Hughes Nature and animal imagery  

12

Crow poems of Ted Hughes  
March 06-12,2012

5

13

Poetry of the movement: Rejection of modernism and anti-heroic elements in Larkin’s poetry

Philip Larkin

Quiz

14

Irony and symbolism

15

    Alienation, isolation, death and pessimism  
March13-19,  2012

6

16

View of religion: agnosticism in Larkin’s poems

Spender

 

17

Modernism in Stephen Spender’s poetry Class Test

18

Language, style and technique of Spender  
 March 20-31, 2012

7

19

 

Mid- term Examination

   

20

   

21

   
Apr01-07,  2012

8

22

Theme, style and language of Heaney’s poetry

Seamus  Heaney

 

23

The Irish strain, the ‘search for the true north’  

24

History, myth and apocalypse  
April 08-14, 2012

9

25

    Poet as archaeologist, feminine sensibility  

26

Themes of the poetry of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

 

27

Psychological, historical and literary background of Sylvia Plath’s poetry  
April 15-21, 2012

10

28

Style, language, imagery and symbols  

29

Confessional poetry and Sylvia Plath  

30

    Psychoanalytical and feminist approaches  
April 22-28, 2012

11

31

The themes of Dylan Thomas’s poetry

Dylan Thomas

Quiz

32

Language, use of words and phrases

33

Imagination, schizoid diagnosis, imagery and symbolism

April 29-May 04-5,

2012

12

34

The Welsh influence, religion and the Bible

 

35

Theme of denial and revolt

James  Fenton

36

Themes, motifs and symbols in James Fenton’s poetry

May 06-12,

 2012

 

13

37

Style and language of Fenton’s poetry  class test

38

Review and summing up

 

39

Review and submission of assignments

Semester Final Examination

(May 15-26,2012)

Semester Final Examination

 

Publication of Result- May 30, 2012

 

 

 

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