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Spring 2017-2018
ENG 563   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Poetics - Jointed Lyrics: Narrative, Bundle, Canon

Bradin T. Cormack

How do lyrics come to belong to a larger whole, whether through narration or collection or canon formation? The class considers, including from the perspective of narrative theory, some early modern sonnet sequences written in the Petrarchan tradition, as well the material history of lyric collections in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In a third and final section of the class, we consider the impact of earlier poets on some poets working in the twentieth century, as a way of thinking about official and personal canons.

Sample reading list:
Dante, Vita Nuova
Sidney, Astrophil and Stella
Shakespeare, Sonnets (1609)
Clough, Amours de Voyage

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 60%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42567 S01 09:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am T   McCosh Hall   24   Enrolled:8 Limit:12