1. Introduction

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Modern Poetry (ENGL 310) with Langdon Hammer

Professor Hammer introduces students to the material that will be covered in the course of the semester. Course readings and requirements are also addressed. Early publications of poems are discussed as they appeared in small magazines such as Blast, Broom, and The Criterion. Book publication of the same poems and other poetry collections are then discussed in contrast. A number of modern English poets are presented such as Eliot, Hughes, Moore, Yeats, and photographs are shown in order to introduce students to the major poets of the early twentieth century.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Introduction: Course Materials and Requirements
05:50 – Chapter 2. Modern Poet Introduction: Robert Frost
08:46 – Chapter 3. Modern Poet Introductions: T. S. Eliot and Marianne Moore
42:52 – Chapter 4. Modern Poet Introduction: Wallace Stevens

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Spring 2007.