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Truth & the Poet: Lyric Subjectivity and Phenomenology for Beginners (FYS)
COL 198F
Spring 2025
Section: 01  

Who is the poet? What is subjectivity? How is the "Lyric I" located and articulated? Can lyric poetry make truth claims? What is the relationship between critique and creation? Can poetry work philosophically? Is philosophy engaged in poiesis? Where is the boundary between objectivity and subjectivity? This course introduces students to key concepts in the history of phenomenology, and puts such understandings of subjectivity and the role of language into conversation with the "work" of several lyric poets.

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of philosophy or poetry. By working interdisciplinary with various thinkers and poets, this course will introduce students to close reading in the College of Letters and other areas of the Humanities.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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