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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 471 (IL) Poetry and Poetics (3) Theoretical and practical concepts in the comparative, global history of poetry and/or poetics.

CMLIT 471 Poetry and Poetics (3)

This course explores theoretical and practical concepts in the history of poetry and/or poetics. Like all comparative literature courses, it pursues this task through discussions of poetry from a wide variety of national or linguistic origins and ranges widely across historical period, medium, and social form, where appropriate.

Students will develop a broad array of interpretive skills appropriate to poetry and poetics; they will acquire a knowledge of a wide variety of poetic forms; they will undertake comparative analyses of poems and poetic structures; they will learn how to think about poetics outside poetry.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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