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Instructor Info:Rachel Conrad
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Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Tuesday
12:30 PM - 03:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 107
Description: In this advanced seminar we will use poetry as a site of thinking about children and childhood in the U.S. We will consider questions of power, perspective, and experience regarding children and adults, examine works primarily in 20th century American poetry, and explore poetry-writing in relation to thinking about children and childhood. Our goal will be to balance attention to questions about ideas with questions about creative form. Readings will include poetry written by adults for adult audiences, poetry written by adults for young audiences, and poetry written by young people, supplemented by readings in childhood studies and literary criticism. Assignments will encompass analytic writing and weekly poetry writing. Previous coursework in childhood studies and creative writing is strongly recommended.