ENGL 452

Modern Canadian Poetry

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

A study of forms and historical contexts of modern Canadian poetry. The modernist reaction against Victorian poetic diction; poetry and nationalism; the importance of women and ethnic poets; the role of the poet and the professionalization of poetry; some attention to the long poem. Writers may include Birney, Scott, Livesay, Purdy and Klein.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ENGL 452, ENGL 397.

Undergraduate course in English offered by the Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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