This course will be a historical exploration of poetry in the age of media. It will both cover and go beyond the canonical print-based narrative to examine how poets explored several media technologies to create and publish their poems. For example, poems written and produced for audio recording and broadcast, or video recording and production, or digital technologies will have different different characteristics from those written for print publication and vocal performance.
This a literature course, but we will take into account pedagogical considerations in our discussions and encourage lesson plan creation as alternatives to traditional papers in some major assignments. This course is designed to enhance your ability to analyze and teach poetry.