Yasmine Shamma, Ph.D.


Yasmine Shamma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of American Literature at the Honors College of FAU. Her current primary role is educating the honors students in the entire canon of American Literature. Before moving to Jupiter, she was a lecturer at the University of Oxford for five years, where she taught Victorian, Modern and Contemporary Poetry. It was there that she also earned her doctorate degree in contemporary American poetry, and her dissertation was invited for publication with Oxford University Press. She earned her M.A. from Georgetown University with high distinction, and her B.A. from the American University of Beirut with honors. She has also worked as a writer, editor, events coordinator, educator and speech-writer throughout the Middle East, America and the U.K. In 2016, Professor Shamma was awarded the H.D. Fellowship in English or American Literature at Yale.

How to Read a Poem: An Introduction to Approaching Modern Poetry

This class will introduce students to the ways in which literary scholars read poems. The emphasis will be on reader-response theory — that is, encouraging the reader to respond to the text in as many ways as possible, and so enliven literature. There will be an emphasis on approaching form, and reading modern poems. Poetry by Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Frank O’Hara and Ron Padgett will be considered. Towards the conclusion of the class, students will be also introduced to postmodern poetry and challenged to read a few seemingly difficult poems with the tools they have acquired in class. Open to new and old poetry readers alike!
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # W1T6 — One Time Event
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesday, March 7 2017
Time:1:30 - 3 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member
Class Cancelled

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