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Hours to complete

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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English

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Orientation

...
Reading
1 video (Total 7 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Syllabus10m
How to Pass This Class10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Social Media10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Module 1

Reassessing Modernism's Origins...
Reading
22 videos (Total 274 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
Video22 videos
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 2)6m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 3)14m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 4)11m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 5)6m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 6)9m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 7)8m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 8)6m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 9)3m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 10)6m
Modern American Poetry, 1899-1950 (Part 11)2m
Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson: 'A Strange, Uncoupled Couple' (Part 1)14m
Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson: 'A Strange, Uncoupled Couple' (Part 2)9m
Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson: 'A Strange, Uncoupled Couple' (Part 3)13m
Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson: 'A Strange, Uncoupled Couple' (Part 4)33m
Native American Poetry from the 1890s to 1930 (Part 1)20m
Native American Poetry from the 1890s to 1930 (Part 2)16m
Hart Crane's The Bridge (Part 1)12m
Hart Crane's The Bridge (Part 2)18m
Hart Crane's The Bridge (Part 3)12m
Hart Crane's The Bridge (Part 4)16m
Hart Crane's The Bridge (Part 5)17m
Reading5 readings
Module 1 Information10m
1.1 Recommended Reading10m
1.2 Recommended Reading10m
1.3 Recommended Reading10m
1.4 Recommended Reading10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
1.1 Modern American Poetry, 1899-195010m
1.2 Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson: 'A Strange, Uncoupled Couple'10m
1.3 Native American Poetry from the 1890s to 193010m
1.4 Hart Crane's The Bridge10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Module 2

The Difference Women Made...
Reading
19 videos (Total 168 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
Video19 videos
Modernist Women's Poetry and the Sentimental Tradition (Part 2)9m
Modernist Women's Poetry and the Sentimental Tradition (Part 3)8m
Modernist Women's Poetry and the Sentimental Tradition (Part 4)5m
Modernist Women's Poetry and the Sentimental Tradition (Part 5)9m
Modernist Women's Poetry and the Sentimental Tradition (Part 6)4m
Marianne Moore: Syllabics (Part 1)5m
Marianne Moore: Syllabics (Part 2)5m
Marianne Moore: Syllabics (Part 3)4m
Marianne Moore: Syllabics (Part 4)8m
Marianne Moore: Syllabics (Part 5)4m
Women's Poetry, Modernism, and Classical Myth (Part 1)6m
Women's Poetry, Modernism, and Classical Myth (Part 2)9m
Women's Poetry, Modernism, and Classical Myth (Part 3)10m
Women's Poetry, Modernism, and Classical Myth (Part 4)3m
Women's Poetry, Modernism, and Classical Myth (Part 5)6m
'A Cessation of Resemblances': Stein / Picasso / Duchamp (Part 1)21m
'A Cessation of Resemblances': Stein / Picasso / Duchamp (Part 2)23m
'A Cessation of Resemblances': Stein / Picasso / Duchamp (Part 3)13m
Reading5 readings
Module 2 Information10m
2.1 Recommended Reading10m
2.2 Recommended Reading10m
2.3 Recommended Reading10m
2.4 Recommended Reading10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
2.1 Modernist Women’s Poetry and the Sentimental Tradition10m
2.2 Marianne Moore: Syllabics10m
2.3 Women’s Poetry, Modernism, and Classical Myth10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Module 3

Poetry's Social Voice...
Reading
16 videos (Total 178 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
Video16 videos
Rethinking High Modernism (Part 2)3m
Rethinking High Modernism (Part 3)9m
Rethinking High Modernism (Part 4)12m
Rethinking High Modernism (Part 5)1m
"Tomorrow . . . who knows?": The Futures of Harlem Renaissance Poetry (Part 1)14m
"Tomorrow . . . who knows?": The Futures of Harlem Renaissance Poetry (Part 2)13m
"Tomorrow . . . who knows?": The Futures of Harlem Renaissance Poetry (Part 3)15m
"Tomorrow . . . who knows?": The Futures of Harlem Renaissance Poetry (Part 4)10m
The Political 1930s (Part 1)22m
The Political 1930s (Part 2)17m
The Political 1930s (Part 3)6m
The Political 1930s (Part 4)13m
The Political 1930s (Part 5)6m
Tradition and the Folk in Sterling Brown's Poetry (Part 1)14m
Tradition and the Folk in Sterling Brown's Poetry (Part 2)11m
Reading5 readings
Module 3 Information10m
3.1 Recommended Reading10m
3.2 Recommended Reading10m
3.3 Recommended Reading10m
3.4 Recommended Reading10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
3.1 Rethinking High Modernism10m
3.2 “Tomorrow . . . who knows?”: The Futures of Harlem Renaissance Poetry10m
3.3 The Political 1930s10m
3.4 Tradition and the Folk in Sterling Brown's Poetry10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Module 4

Modernism's Legacies...
Reading
15 videos (Total 235 min), 7 readings, 5 quizzes
Video15 videos
Developing the Cultural Epic: Eliot and Crane: Expanding the Terrain of the Modernist Epic (Part 2)14m
Developing the Cultural Epic: "The Tunnel": Contesting Eliot (Part 3)14m
Developing the Cultural Epic: Muriel Rukeyser's Theory of Flight (Part 4)15m
Developing the Cultural Epic: Muriel Rukeyser's Documentary Testament (Part 5)15m
The Image of the City in Pre-war Poetry (Part 1)14m
The Image of the City in Pre-war Poetry (Part 2)16m
The Image of the City in Pre-war Poetry (Part 3)7m
Little Magazines (Part 1)11m
Little Magazines (Part 2)14m
Little Magazines (Part 3)13m
Introduction4m
Emily Dickinson's "We Learned the Whole of Love"18m
Wallace Stevens's "Large Red Man Reading"27m
Harryette Mullen's "Sleeping with the Dictionary"33m
Reading7 readings
Module 4 Information10m
4.1 Recommended Reading10m
4.2 Recommended Reading10m
4.3 Recommended Reading10m
4.4 Recommended Reading10m
The Symposium Overview10m
The Symposium: Additional Information for Video Submissions10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
4.1 Developing the Cultural Epic Quiz10m
4.2 The Image of the City in Pre-War Poetry10m
4.3 Little Magazines10m

Instructor

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Cary Nelson

Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
English Department

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