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Fall 2015-2016
* COM 421 / ENG 332 (LA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Lyric Language and Form I: Renaissance to Romantic

Claudia Joan Brodsky

Lyric poetry has the uncanny capacity to surprise, and so inscribe itself in the mental life of its reader. This course aims at rendering that inscription indelible by uncovering some of the sources of surprise in the language and form of Renaissance through Romantic lyric works. First of a 2-semester sequence. Second semester on Modern Lyric. Either semester may be taken separately.

Sample reading list:
Shakespeare, Sonnets
Gongora, Sonnets
Sor Juana de la Cruz, Sonnets
Dickinson, Selected Poems
Holderlin, Selected Poems
Wordsworth, Selected Poems

Reading/Writing assignments:
Lyric poetry and criticism assigned weekly (50-100 pg.)

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 35%
Paper in lieu of Final - 45%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other information:
Reading knowledge of Spanish and German desirable but not required.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21524 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   East Pyne Building   239   Enrolled:4 Limit:15