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Lecture 1 - Introduction to Modern Poetry

Lecture 1 - Introduction to Modern Poetry

This video was recorded at YALE ENGL 310 - Modern Poetry with Professor 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. Resources Handout 1: Introduction [PDF]
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