Weeks 5-6: Futurism

Monday, February 15

  • Academic Recess. Class does not meet.

Wednesday, February 17

  • Class does not meet today. All work will proceed online this week.
  • Read unit assigned to you:
    • Futurism I (Poems, pgs 193-219)
    • Futurism II (Poems, pgs 220-260)
    • Expressionism (Poems, pgs 263-285)
    • Dada (Poems, pgs 289-340)
    • Surrealism (Poems, pgs 465-514)
  • Presentation Workshop
    • Use the Groups for Presentation Slideshows document to add your name to your group and identify your teams and Slack to correspond and coordinate preparing your slideshow on Google Drive (see below).
    • I also recommend Google Hangouts to create a live video conference in which you can collectively discuss and edit the document.
    • Use the slideshows in the Google Drive to prepare a presentation.
    • Material to cover:
      • Main ideas
      • Key figures
      • Visual Art
      • 1-2 poems from the period
    • Each group will have 20 minutes for the presentation
    • Everyone in the group must participate in preparation of slideshow and presentation

Monday, February 22

  • Read:
    • Futurism I (Poems, pgs 193-219)
  • Before class, everyone must post a comment on one poem from each assigned movement in a single Slack post.
  • Group presentations

Wednesday, February 24

  • Read:
    • Futurism II (Poems, pgs 220-260)
  • Before class, everyone must post a comment on one poem from each assigned movement in a single Slack post.
  • Group presentations

 

Week 4: Vers Libre

1871 - 1945

Monday, February 8

  • Read “Prose Poem” and “Free Verse” in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.
  • Read “Crusoe” by Paul Valéry in Poems for the Millenium (pgs 89-96).

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Wednesday, February 10

  • Read “Calligramme” in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.
  • Read Calligrammes in UbuWeb.
  • Read Stéphane Mallarmé “A Throw of the Dice” and its preface in Poems for the Millenium (pgs 53-76).

Week 3: Rethinking prosody

Monday, February 1

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Wednesday, February 3

Week 2: Emily Dickinson

Monday, January 25

Wednesday, January 27

 

 

 

 

Week 1: Poetry Before Modernism

Startup activities:

Wednesday, January 20

  • Assignment:
    • Sign up to join the Flores’ UPRM Courses Slack.
    • Join the #modernpoetry channel.
    • Order your textbooks.

Friday, January 22 – Monday schedule

  • Identify some of the characteristics of Romanticism, Victorianism, Regionalism in one of the following poems and post a brief discussion in our #modernpoetry channel.

 

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