Thursday, May 4, 2017

SU17 IMF 51702 The Sonnet - Anothai Kaewkaen

Online Class
IMF 51702 Poetry Genres: The Sonnet

Instructor:  Anothai Kaewkaen

Class Type:  Workshop & Literature

Course Description:
Scorn Not: The Sonnet, The Sonnet Collection, and Sonnets in Collection
If no other received form has accrued such bad press over its long history (Wordsworth was already defending it in his day), it's because no other received form has been so enduringly popular, so stubbornly perennial, and often so painfully conventional, as the sonnet. In this course, we will survey examples of contemporary sonnets and sonnet collections as we seek to understand what makes these fourteen(?)-line poems work, and how artists across different schools and backgrounds have reinterpreted the form. We'll analyze winners of the prominent Nemerov Sonnet Contest in our discussion of what constitutes "good" contemporary sonnets (and what a contemporary sonnet even is), develop a class criteria for their assessment, and explore the form itself as a field where both tradition and experimentation play. Finally, through a series of workshops, we ourselves will wander, like so many distinguished writers before us have, "the Sonnet's scanty plot of ground."

First Assignment Info is available HERE.

Textbook info for SP QTR 17 is available HERE (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

Start DateMonday, July 10

Class Preview Date: June 26 (do not post in class until start date of 7/10; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 7/3)

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NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on attendance and the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

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