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Poetry and Poetics

ENGL 313
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory

This course offers an introduction to important topics in the interpretation and theory of poetry, from its mythic origins in bardic storytelling and tavern singing to contemporary music lyrics and art press chapbooks. We will investigate how poets and critics have defined poetry and its relation to other uses of language, other forms of literature, and other arts, particularly painting and music. Central themes include the interplay of form and meaning, the sounds of poetry, poetic voice and lyric expressivity, the representational and symbolic power of poetic words and images, patronage and market pressures, and the tension between print and orality in the poetic text. Our readings include poems, literary criticism and theory, philosophy, and classic works in poetics from Aristotle to Yeats.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Writing: this is a writing-intensive course. Interpretation: we will develop strategies for interpreting a wide range of poems in many styles and forms; we will also consider the nature of poetic meaning and poetic interpretation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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