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Poetry in Visual Culture: Transmissions, Translations, Transformations
CHUM 256
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 256

To what extent is poetic composition an act of translation from other fields of knowledge and experience - and what is its relation to other forms of representation? In this course we will explore specific intersections of poetry and visual media, looking at some of the ways poems gesture toward and beyond the boundaries of their own form. Our primary emphasis will be on 20th-century American poetry. In the context of visual experience, we will discuss poetic reception, illumination, portraiture, seriality, and montage. Readings will include selections from Ezra Pound, H.D., Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Jack Spicer, Robert Creeley, Adrienne Rich, Kamau Brathwaite, Susan Howe, Theresa Cha, Tom Phillips, and others. In addition to reading poetry, we will discuss painting, film, and a range of writings on poetry and visuality.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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