Poetry in America: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

Poetry in America: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This module, the fifth installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, explores the Poetry of the Civil War and its Aftermath.
We will:
  • Encounter such poets as Herman Melville, Julia Ward Howe, Walt Whitman, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, Francis Ellen Watkins Harper, Emma Lazarus and W.E.B DuBois.
  • Examine the language of patriotism, pride, justice, violence, loss, and memory inspired by the Nation’s greatest conflict.
  • Travel to Boston’s Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Monument, and to Harvard’s Memorial Hall, two iconic sites of Civil War public memory.

Length: 4 Weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours per week
Price: FREE (Add a verified certificate for $99 USD))
Provider: Harvard University via EdX
Subject: English
Level: Introductory
Languages: English
Instructors: Elisa New

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