Five College Consortium

Poetry and Childhood

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Critical Social Inquiry

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Hampshire College
In this advanced seminar we use poetry as a site of thinking about children and childhood in the U.S. We will consider questions of power, perspective, and experience regarding children and adults, examine works in 20th century American poetry, engage with ideas about children and childhood, and explore poetry-writing in relation to thinking about children and childhood. Our goal will be to balance attention to questions about ideas with a consideration of questions about creative form. Readings will focus on poetry written for adult audiences, with some attention to poetry for young audiences, supplemented by readings in childhood studies and literary criticism. Assignments will encompass poetry writing and analytic writing. Previous coursework in childhood studies and creative writing is required.

Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research

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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Poetry and Childhood
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Rachel Conrad

12:30PM-03:20PM TH

Franklin Patterson Hall 101