ENGL 310 - Lecture 9 - Ezra Pound

Lecture 9 - Ezra Pound

Overview

The lecture introduces the poetry of Ezra Pound. Tensions in Pound's personality and career are considered, particularly in terms of his relationships with other poets and his fascism and anti-capitalism. The poem "The Seafarer" is examined as a quintessentially Poundian project in its treatment and translation of poetic forms. The first Canto of his epic project, The Cantos, is analyzed as a meditation on the process of expressing and engaging with history and literary tradition.

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Assignment

Ezra Pound: "A Pact," "The Rest," "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley," Canto I-II, "Sestina: Altaforte," "The Seafarer"

Course Media

Transcript

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Audio

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Low Bandwidth Video

mov [100MB]

High Bandwidth Video

mov [500MB]