Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 338 Modern Poetry and Prose Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 1 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. I. Murat Oner Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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In this course, students will explore the world of modern English poetry. We will be examining most important poets in English language and their poetry, and more importantly what they have contributed to our understanding of the modern world as it is, and to our cultural contexts. The course is organized to introduce principle elements of poetry as well. The specific emphasis will be given to reading primary texts, secondary texts and class-discussions.

1. To familiarize students with the most prominent poets and their canonical works.
2. To help students develop critical reading skills and acquire analytical approaches to literary texts as cultural artifacts.
3. To help students practice and develop written discourse about literary texts.
4. To help students develop ways of translating old canonical texts into modern cultural practice and understanding.
5. To cultivate a love of reading in students.

  1. American Literature between the Wars (1914-1945) (pp. 1177-1192)
  2. Robert Frost “The Pasture,” “Mending Wall,” “After Apple-Picking,” “The Road Not Taken,” “Birches” (pp. 1388-1410)
  3. Sherwood Anderson From “Wineburg, Ohio” (pp. 1421-1436)
  4. Carl Sandburg “Chicago” (pp. 1436-1439)
  5. T. S. Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (pp. 1574-1580)
  6. Claude McKay “The Harlem Dancer,” “Harlem Shadows,” “The Lynching,” “If We Must Die,” “Africa,” “America,” “Outcast,” “Moscow” (pp. 1686-1690)
  7. Zora Neale Hurston “The Eatonville Anthology,” “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” “The Gilded Six-Bits” (pp. 1700-1721)
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. F. Scott Fitzgerald “Winter Dreams,” “Babylon Revisited” (pp. 1822-1852)
  10. F. Scott Fitzgerald “Winter Dreams,” “Babylon Revisited” (pp. 1822-1852)
  11. William Faulkner “Barn Burning” (pp. 1858-1967)
  12. Earnest Hemingway “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (pp. 1980-1998)
  13. Kay Boyle “The White Horses of Vienna” (pp. 2037-2048)
  14. John Steinbeck “The Leader of the People” (pp. 2049-2060)
  15. Richard Wright “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” (pp. 2066-2075)


    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)140
    Term Paper120
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      • • Nina Baym. Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volume D. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.
      • • Sherwood Anderson Wineburg, Ohio.
      • • Zora Neale Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
      • • F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Diamond as big as the Ritz and Other Stories.
      • • Earnest Hemingway. A Farewell to Arms.
      • • John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0