Poetry, Print, and the Sung or Spoken Word|
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).
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Wordsworth and Coleridge, LYRICAL BALLADS
Blake, SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE
Berryman, DREAM SONGS
Hass, SUN UNDER WOOD
Whitman, SONG OF MYSELF
Manning, THE COMMON MAN
And poems by Dickinson, Barnes, Hopkins, Scott, and Swinburne
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This course fulfills the Theory requirement and contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms concentration of the English major.