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  1. Literary works originally written in English: James R. Wood, Anecdotes of Enlightenment: Human Nature from Locke to Wordsworth (2019)
  2. Literature in languages other than English: Jeff Barda, Experimentation and the Lyric in Contemporary French Poetry (2019)
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American post-1945 poetry

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