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Harriet Monroe. The Columbian Ode. Designs by Will H. Bradley. 1893. Wing ZP 883 .W3425.
Harriet Monroe. The Columbian Ode. Designs by Will H. Bradley. 1893. Wing ZP 883 .W3425.
Chicago Poetry in the Twentieth Century
Chicago Teachers as Scholars
Thursday, July 10, 2014

9 am to 3 pm

Full, wait list only

Room 101

Dr. Larry Howe, Roosevelt University

By the 1920s, the city of Chicago was a hub for the production and circulation of modernist art, music, and literature. The centrality of Chicago and the mobility of its inhabitants generated an aesthetic of openness and experiment that was particularly hospitable to the major writers and artists of the era. This seminar will focus primarily on poetry in Chicago by contextualizing it within larger cultural movements here and further abroad. Seminar participants will read and discuss writings by Carl Sandburg, Gwendolyn Brooks, Edgar Lee Masters, Harriet Monroe, Fanny Butcher, H.L. Mencken, and others.

Larry Howe is Professor of English and Department Chair of Literature and Languages at Roosevelt University.

Cost and registration information: 

Registration is free and open to all CPS teachers. Register here.

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