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Spring 2015-2016
* COM 422 / ENG 423 / GER 422 / FRE 422 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Lyric Form and Language II: The Modern Period

Claudia Joan Brodsky

This course is the continuation of a 2-semester sequence for undergraduates and graduate students, but may be taken independently of the fall semester course (COM 421). We will focus on reading major poets of the modern period in English, French, German and Spanish with additional readings in the theoretical reflections on modernity, poetry, and the arts written by several of the poets we read. These include: Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rilke, Celan, Garcia Lorca, Pax, Borges, Stevens, Bishop and Ashbery, among others. Secondary readings will include essays by major theorists and critics.

Sample reading list:
Baudelaire, Fleurs du Mal
Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life, essays
Mallarme, Selected poetry and prose
Rilke, Selected poetry and prose
Garcia Lorca, Selected poems
Bishop, Selected poems

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading of several poems and, when relevant, prose works by the authors we study. One final paper (25-30 pgs.)is required of graduate students; a midterm paper (8-10 pgs.) and a final paper (12-15 pgs.) are required of undergraduates.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
Relevant foreign language knowledge is desired but not required.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42129 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Scheide Caldwell House   209   Enrolled:11 Limit:25