This course will explore a broad spectrum of English language poetry, ranging in style, historical and national origin, subject matter, poetic form and tone. Emphasis will be laid on the problem of poetic representation and/or constitution of the world – how poets have demonstrated different aesthetic theories in terms of poetry’s construction of the world and its “organic form”. Students will confront the critical balance between poetic form and thematic content by translating poems.

Teacher: Paul Schreiber

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