21L.704 Studies in Poetry: "Does Poetry Matter"

As taught in: Fall 2002

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.)




Prof. John Hildebidle

Course Description

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.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.