The module focuses on selected major American poets from the mid twentieth-century to poets writing in the present day. The poets range from the confessional poets who gave American poetry the frank and colloquial idioms that exposed the constraints and failures of post-war American culture to contemporary poets of the twenty-first century who seek to mainstream the more marginal voices of American history or to express the individual poetic voice within the shifting parameters of contemporary culture.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II A 1