Studies in Poetry: "Does Poetry Matter"

Cartoon drawing of man holding a sign that reads Hildebidle, which is the professor's last name.

Cartoon drawing of man holding sign that reads Hildebidle. (Image courtesy of John Hodgen.)

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MIT Course Number

21L.704

As Taught In

Fall 2002

Level

Undergraduate

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The landscape we will explore is the troublesome one of the relevance, impact, and importance of poetry in a troubled modern world. We will read both poetry and prose by several substantial modern writers, each of whom confronted the question that is the subject's title.

Hildebidle, John. 21L.704 Studies in Poetry: "Does Poetry Matter", Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-704-studies-in-poetry-does-poetry-matter-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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