Welcome to the Department of English at Rutgers University

01 M4 CAC 17129 IANNINI MU-211
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05 W4 CAC 17133 DOTY MU-211
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07 W4 CAC 17135 DOTY MU-211
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08 W4 CAC 17136 DOTY MU-211
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09 TF3 CAC 17137 DOWLING SC-221
10 TTH8 CAC 17138 CARLSON MU-114
11 MW6 CAC 19651  DEODARINE SC-116
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SECTION 09 ONLY:  Professor Dowling considers it essential that students contemplating this section of English 219 read its online course page carefully. To see the page, click on Professor Dowling's English 201

The fundamental concepts and techniques of literary interpretation, with a specific focus on poetry: the nature of poetic language and the methods of analyzing figurative discourse, genre, structure, kinds of poetry; versification and the analysis of meter; the contexts of poetry (personal, cultural, historical) and the poet’s work with tradition.  Readings from a wide range of poets writing in English, including women and minorities, with detailed attention devoted to two particular poets (from diverse historical and cultural backgrounds) chosen by the instructor.

This course is required of all English majors, but it is open to all students who have fulfilled the first-year writing requirement or its equivalent.

Students wishing to become English majors should take 219 and 220 as early as possible, preferably in the sophomore year.

Attendance is expected and required.

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