Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Poetry of Witness...

Week Five 02/22-02/25T Continued Discussion of WWI and the Soviets
H Writing Assignment due.
Homework: Read the introduction to WWII (p. 177-178)

Week Six 03/01-03/03
T Continued discussion of Russian Poets.
Homework: Read Spanish Civil War section 147-170
Read pp. 179-199 inclusive of all biographical notes on each poet.
H Discussion of Spanish Civil War and possible intro to WWII.
Homework: Read pp. 222-253

Week Seven 03/08-03/10
T Discussion of WWII selections.
Homework: pp..277-288 and pp. 324-355 choose some representative poems for discussion and observe the difference in form and formal strategies used throughout.

Homework: Read Holocaust bio and pp. 357-383

Week Eight 03/15-03/17

T TBA (Likely an in-class video/movie)
H WWII and Holocaust Discussions

Week Nine 03/22-03/24
T 03/22 continued discussion
H 03/24 continued discussion

Homework: Readings from Eastern & Central Europe Section Intro (405) through Milosz (442) and 455-467 (through Cassian’s poems)

Week Ten
T 03/29 Discussion of Eastern & Central Europe readings
Homework: Read selections from Mediterranean section including intro. 487-507
Also, from Indo-Pakistani 521-526
H 03/31 Discussion
Homework: Readings:War in the Middle East p. 529 and pp.542-564 (Kovner, Amichai, Adonis, Darwoush)
And Latin America: 567-578
Week Eleven
T 04/05 Discussion.
Reading Homework: Civil Rights 621-662 and from Vietnam & Korea 677-693
H 04/07
Vietnam Section
Next assignment: write a short poem from one of the pieces at the Wick Speak Peace exhibit. Bring the piece to class and be prepared to show the piece that inspired it.
Week Twelve
T 04/12 Continued Discussion
H 04/14 Continued Discussion
Homework: An ekphrastic response to anything we have read so far. This will be an assignment to be presented and is due at the beginning of class on Thursday 04/21

Week Thirteen: 04/19-04/21
T 04/19 Discussion continued or TBA.
H 04/21 PRESENTATION OF Ekphrastic pieces
Homework: Read Blind Date with Cavafy and be prepared to discuss it.

Week Fourteen: 04/26-04/28
04/26 Discussion of Fellner’s book
04/28 “ “ “
Homework: Read Dougherty’s book and be prepared to discuss it next week.
MANDATORY READING: Monday Consider some things that you would like to ask Steve Fellner about his work.
Monday, May 2, 11 a.m.–12:30 p..m Canzani Center
Steve Fellner's first book of poems, Blind Date with Cavafy, won the 2006 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Thom Gunn Gay Male Poetry Award. “Steve Fellner’s poems have a wonderful innocence and playfulness that so many of us lose or forget that we have,” said Jim Daniels. “They sneak up on you—while you’re laughing and admiring their wit and sparkle, they’ll swoop down and kick your ass.”
Fellner’s 2007 memoir, All Screwed Up, focuses on his relationship with his ex-trampoline-champion mother. He currently lives in Brockport, New York. Presented by the English Department of CCAD’s Liberal Arts Division.

T 05/03 Discussion of Sasha Sings…
H 05/05 Continued discussion

Week Fifteen
05/10 TBA
05/12 Final Day of Class. TBA

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