Courses starts: 17 Jan 2022
Week 0: An Introduction to Teams
Week 1: Introduction: 'Beyond the Gentility Principle', A. Alvarez's introduction to The New Poetry (revised ed. 1965), and the founding of Modern Poetry in Translation.
Week 2: Russian Poets under Stalinism, including Osip Mandelstam, Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak and Irina Ratushinskaya
Week 3: Poetry in the wake of World War II, including Tadeusz Różewicz (Poland); Miroslav Holub (Czechoslovakia); Janos Pilinszky (Hungary); Vasko Popa (Yugoslavia).
Week 4: Selected poems from Sylvia Plath, poems from Ariel (1965) and Ted Hughes, Crow (1970)
Week 5: Polish Poets I: Czesław Miłosz, and his international impact.
Week 6: Polish Poets II: Zbigniew Herbert, Stanislaw Barańczak
Week 7: Selected poems by Seamus Heaney from his 1980s 'parable' phase.
Week 8: Polish Poets: Wisława Szymborska
Week 9: Eastern European traces in selected mid-late twentieth century Western poems I:
United Kingdom Jo Shapcott, Alice Oswald. America: Robert Hass, Charles Simic. France: Yves Bonnefoy;
Week 10: Eastern European and international traces in selected mid-late twentieth century Western poems II.
United Kingdom Christopher Reid, George Szirtes. Northern Ireland/ Ireland: Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Sinéad Morrissey, Bernard O’Donoghue.