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Poetry, Music, Sound

ENGL 269.301
instructor(s):
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major
Elective Seminar of the Standard Major

 

To forestall any potential confusion: this will be a course on poetry, not music. But poets often speak of the 'music' of poetry. We will investigate some of the things this might mean, examining oral poetry from Homer to contemporary improvised work, as well as many of the ways poets use sound in their written work.