Topics in Literature: Nature in Wordsworth, Dickinson, Bishop

Course Number: ENGL 165NT
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
Quarter: Fall 2011
Day(s): TR
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: PSYCH 1902
Description:

May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 28 units provided letter designations are different.

Framing Nature: Wordsworth, Dickinson, Bishop

This course examines representations of the natural in works by these three poets. How does each writer engage the idea of a nature/culture binary? How does each draw differently on conventions for representing nature (pastoral literature, but also tourism, cartography, scientific description)? What were the historical and cultural contexts of their ways of framing nature?