ENGL 452

Modern Canadian Poetry

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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