Caroline Gelmi, PhD
English & Communication
Liberal Arts 305B
- American Literature, 1865-1945
- American Poetry and Poetics
- American Modernism
- Literary and Critical Theory
- Speculative Fiction
A study of selected readings dealing with a special topic chosen by the instructor. Recent special topics include New England Literature, Children's Literature, the Artist in Literature, Black Music, and Black Literature. May be repeated with change of content. Cross-listed as BLS 200; LST 200.
A foundation course for all English majors, examining traditions and innovations in literature and in the study of literature in English. Students develop writing and research skills in the discipline and improve their knowledge of literary terms and forms, literary history and conventions, literary influence, and new and emerging forms and approaches. Genres studied include poetry, drama, fiction, and literary (creative) non-fiction. The course also examines key issues in the profession of literary studies, such as the development of departments of literature, canon formation, and the relationship of literary theory to literary practice.
The particular topic of each seminar is announced immediately before each registration period.
Online and Continuing Education Courses
A continuation of ENL 303. A survey of American writing from the Civil War to the present, with some emphasis on historical, cultural, and philosophical developments in America during the period covered.
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- Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American poetry and poetics
- Historical poetics
- Lyric theory and modernity
- Race and American poetry and poetics
- Caroline Gelmi (2022).
"Vachel Lindsay and the Primitive Singing of the New Poetry"
Journal of Modern Literature, 45
- Caroline Gelmi (2021).
"New Poetry's Dead Folk: Whiteness and Community in Spoon River Anthology"
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
- Caroline Gelmi (2020).
"The Speaker, Photographed: Paul Laurence Dunbar's Poems of Cabin and Field"
J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, 8, 67-95.
- Caroline Gelmi (2020).
Review of In Plain Sight: Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry and the Problem of Literary History, by Alexandra Socarides
Nineteenth-Century Literature, 75, 403-406.
- Caroline Gelmi (2014).
“The Pleasures of Merely Circulating: Sappho and Early American Newspaper Poetry”
Nineteenth-Century Literature, 69