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English 111 Syllabus R3

English 111 Syllabus R3

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Published by Ron Silliman
A revised syllabus for the post-Spring Break portion of the class
A revised syllabus for the post-Spring Break portion of the class

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Published by: Ron Silliman on Mar 12, 2013
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English 111 Syllabus
R3 (last half of the term only)March 12
What is the difference between word & object in Wittgenstein?2)
There were several kinds of poets in our reading over the past two weeks . How do the cookedpoets of this period differ from their predecessors? What about the rock poets? What about theObjectivists? Are they different because we read them
the poets of the 1950s instead of before?3)
Do these types of poets reflect world views in the sense that Kuhn means it, and if so how?4)
Close read our own poems
Read Wittgenstein, all sections beginning 3.xxxRead Kuhn, chapter 12: the Resolution of Revolutions**
In the Penn Library Rare Book’s collection, examine (read, play with, shuffle) Robert Grenier’s
it is available in the 6
floor reading room.Only once you have looked at the actual Chinese box, examine the online version:http://www.whalecloth.org/grenier/sentences_.htmRead Grenier
s essay 
(pp. 5 & 6 of the five essays under the link)Read whatever you can find online (or in libraries, bookstores, etc.) of the following
Clark Coolidge
Robert Grenier
Lyn Hejinian
Rae Armantrout
Charles Bernstein
Barrett Watten
Carla Harryman
Jackson Mac Low
Bernadette Mayer
Bruce Andrews
Hannah Weiner
Michael Palmer
Lorenzo Thomas
Steve McCaffery
Leslie Scalapino
David Bromige
Beverly Dahlen
Kit Robinson
Tom Mandel
Stephen Rodefer
Raymond DiPalma
Tom Clark
Anne Waldman
Lewis Warsh
Joe Brainard
Kathleen Fraser
Al Young
Andrei Codrescu
Nathaniel Mackey
Ntozake Shange
Jessica Hagedorn
Andrei Codrescu
Darrell Gray
Jack Marshall
Worth noting, at KWH same day as class (but later):Seth Landman & Ben Kopel
March 19
Does anyone want to talk about Kuhn’s gender assumptions?
What is
paradigm? Is itgrammatical or does it extend further?2)
What are the relationships between language, picture (or reference) and thinking inWittgenstein?3)
What kind of Martians are the language poets? What about poets like Tom Clark, Darrell Gray &Andrei Codrescu who were very much opposed to language poetry, but equally alienated fromthe later generation of cooked poets?4)
Close-read our own poems5)
Begin to prep for our group reading on April 23rd
Read Wittgenstein, all sections beginning 4.xxx
Read Kuhn, chapter 13: Progress through RevolutionsRead whatever you can find online (or in libraries, bookstores, etc.) of the following
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Stephen Ratcliffe
Kevin Killian
Dodie Bellamy
Tim Dlugos
Robert Gluck
Paul Hoover
Maxine Chernoff 
Gil Ott
Alan Davies
Tina Darragh
P Inman
Jean Day
Laura Moriarty
Jerry Estrin
Dennis Cooper
Erica Hunt
Leland Hickman
Aaron Shurin
Eileen Myles
Elaine Equi
Jerome Sala
Barbara Barg
Kathy Acker*
Worth noting @ KWH this week:March 20:Tracy K SmithMarch 21 @ Temple Center City:RaeArmantrout
March 266:00 PM @KWH: Nada Gordon

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