ONLINE CLASS: Politics and Poetry in the Capital City (2124)

Three Thursdays: February 4, 11, 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Price: 
$100.00 (10% off for members)

Enhance your understanding of Washington, DC’s rich political, economic, and social history through a close reading of poems by authors who lived in the city. Using the acclaimed new anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital as our text, we will discover how the poetry of the capital city has reflected the nation’s major upheavals. Class one will examine the forces that made DC the most significant site in the nation for the internal trade of enslaved people—and the poetry of the abolitionist movement that arose in response. Class two will look at the explosion of print culture in the 1800s and how that made a place for women’s voices—and how those authors used their new platforms to advocate for their autonomy. Class three will consider how the experience of WWI led directly to the growth of literary modernism, including the rise of poets of color during the Harlem Renaissance. Three Thursdays: February 4, 11, 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

Required Text:

By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation’s Capital, ed. Kim Roberts (9780813944753)

Kim Roberts is the editor of the anthology By Broad Potomac’s Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of our Nation’s Capital (University of Virginia Press, 2020), and the author of A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston (University of Virginia Press, 2018). Roberts has published five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017), and co-edits the web exhibit DC Writers’ Homeshttp://www.kimroberts.org

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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By Broad Potomac's Shore: Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation's Capital Cover Image
By Kim Roberts (Editor)
$27.95
ISBN: 9780813944753
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Published: University of Virginia Press - October 6th, 2020