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Charles Bernstein
Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University of Pennsylvania

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COURSE SYLLABI

Spring 2015
English 62: 20th century poetry not from the U.S. T/Th 1:30pm
English 288: Postwar American poetry. T/Th 3:00pm

Fall 2014
on leave

Spring 2014
English 111 Experimental Writing M 2
English 589: The Pitch of Poetry M 7

Fall 2013
English 269: Revolution of the Word: Modernist American Poetry 1900-1945, M/W 2-3:30pm
English 262: The Expanded Field of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E: Contemporary Poetry (poetry after 1975) M/W 3:30-5

Spring 2013
English 62 / Comp List 62: Twentieth Century Poetry (from everywhere but the U.S.) M 6
English 795 – Poetics of Identity M 12

Fall 2012

Bain-Swiggett visiting professor of poetry at Princeton

Spring 2012
English 288 postwar American Poetry M 6
English 111 Experimental Writing M 2

Fall 2011
Bain-Swigget seminar at graduate Princeton: Poetry Ordinary and Extraordinary: The Pataque(e)rics of Everyday Life

Spring 2011
English 111/ CompLit 115: Experimental Writing Seminar: Mondays 2-4:50pm
English / Comp Lit 795: Unsettling the Word: Attack of the Difficult Poems (The Aversive Poetics of Estrangement, Disturbance, Expropriation, Abnormality, and the Pataqueerical): Mondays at 6

Fall 2010
English 62 / Comp List 62: Twentieth Century Poetry (from everywhere but the U.S.) — an interactive "wreading" workshop (Weds. 2-4:50)
English 262: Contemporary Poetry (poetry after 1975) (Weds., 6-8:50pm)

Spring 2010
English 288: Revolution of the Word: Modernist American Poetry 1900-1945  T/Th, 1:30-2:50pm [Course number subsequently changed to English 269]
English 111: Experimental Writing Seminar: T/Th, 3-4:20pm

Fall 2009
English/Comp Lit 288: Postwar American Poetry T/Th, 1:30-2:50pm
English/Comp Lit 795: Poetry and Ideology: The Aesthetics of Resistance and Complicity Thurs 7-10:00

Spring 2009

English 62 / Comp List 62: Twentieth Century Poetry (from everywhere but the U.S.) — an interactive "wreading" workshop: W 6-8:50pm
English 111: Experimental Writing Seminar: Weds., 2-4:50


Spring 2008

English 111: Experimental Writing Seminar: Weds., 2-4:50


Fall 2007
English 88: American Poetry Modern and Contemporary,: T/Th, 1:30pm
English 589 /Comp Lit 577: "The Minor and the Major: Keynotes of 20th Century Poetry," Tues., 6:30pm. This seminar will be taught in tandem with Rachel DuPlessis's seminar at Temple; both classes will meet together. A Temple-Penn Poetics project.

Spring 2007

English 111: Experimental Writing Seminar: Thurs., 1:30-4:20
English 795/CompLit 795: The Sound of Poetry, the Poetry of Sound; Thursdays, 6:30pm

Spring 2006
English 62 / Comp List 62: Twentieth Century Poetry (from everywhere but the U.S.) — an interactive "wreading" workshop: M/W 2pm
English 111: Experimental Writing Seminar: Monday/Wednesdays, 3:30

Fall 2005:
English 88: American Poetry: Modern and Contemporary;
English 589 / Comp Lit 577: Modern, Modernist, Contemporary: Reading Poetry/Poetry Reading;

Spring 2005:
English 62 / Comp List 62: Twentieth Century Poetry (from everywhere but the U.S.) --
an interactive "wreading" workshop; Mondays and Wednesdays at 3pm
English 774 / Comp Lit 622: Textual Conditions -- Mondays at 12pm


Spring 2004:
English 285: Close Encouners -- Contemporary Poetry, Poetics, and Prose
English 788: Whose Ordinary: Modernism and Its Others

Fall 2003:
English 111: Experimental Writing Seminar
English 288: Revolution of the Word in Context: Modernisms

University at Buffalo Syllabi (1989-2003)

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John Reynolds, "Pretty Ugly" (2004); text from Let's Just Say (Chax Press, 2003)