Middlebury

ENVS 1014

Poetry & Marine Environment

Poetry and the Marine Environment
In this course we will read and discuss Anglophone poetry about the sea, from the Old English poem The Seafarer to Derek Walcott’s The Sea is History. Our two main goals will be to investigate how poets imagine the marine environment and to bring multiple interpretive approaches to bear on literary texts from different regions and traditions. These approaches will include formal, contextual, and theoretical methods of inquiry. We will read poems by a diversity of poets, including John Masefield, Rudyard Kipling, Adrienne Rich, Derek Walcott, and Mary Oliver.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT WTR
Equivalent Courses:
ENAM 1014 *
WRPR 1014

Sections

Winter 2020

ENVS1014A-W20 Lecture (Brayton)

Winter 2010

ENVS1014A-W10 Lecture (Vila)