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Poetry, Print, and the Sung or Spoken Word
ENGL 338
Spring 2019 not offered

For a long time now, poetry has belonged primarily to the page--but never entirely. In this course, we will examine a range of methods poets who wrote for print employed to harness the resources of the spoken or sung word. Our main readings will be groups of poems, usually books, in which the nexus between printed, oral, and/or musical forms is a crucial issue. We will also read prose treatises and works of 20th-century literary theory that engage this nexus. We will concentrate on a few main (intertwined) methods our print poets used: songs and hymns (Blake, Dickinson), dialect (Barnes, Clare, Hopkins, Berryman), speech (Whitman, Hass), storytelling (Scott, Manning), drama (Shakespeare), ballads (Wordsworth, Coleridge), and sound-based forms such as villanelles and roundels (Swinburne).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on SEP-21-2023
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