INTRO TO LYRIC/LIT THEORY

LIT 710S

Do poetry readers listen mainly to man speaking to man (Wordsworth), such that the conversation of humankind provides a model for a community of equals? Or should literature focus on écrire le silence (Rimbaud), such that meaning remains in a state of latency and searching for what lies hidden replaces communication? We will sample the work of 16th-c. mystics (and their 20th-c. revivalists), baroque/ metaphysical writers, the British romantic poets, and the linguistic revolution of 19th-c. "poésie ivre." What can be said and what is left unsaid will also be explored through censorship, cultural colonialism, and ekphrastic & inter-linguistic translation. Instructor: Rodriguez-Garcia

Day / Time: 

Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM

Location: 

Social Sciences 109

Instructor: 

Rodríguez García, José María

Section: 

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