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All Those Beloved Burning Things: Interpretations of Global Poetries

HNR 240 - All Those Beloved Burning Things: Interpretations of Global Poetries

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Term: Spring 2019
Class #: 41977
Section: M003
Credits: 3

Smith, Bruce

Counts toward:
HNR Hum, Course Global Non-Euro, Public Presentation

Course Time(s):
MW 3:45pm - 5:05pm

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Course Description:

The course will consist of discussions of poems from the various traditions of poetry from the global village often in translation: from anonymous ballads to spoken word poetry, from airy correspondences to earthly dialogues, faraway voices and unlikely encounters. China, El Salvador, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Poland, Palestine, Ireland, South Africa and the West Indies are some of the countries represented in this course which spans generations and cultures. I’m interested in what makes the poem memorable and moving, how it is a vehicle for the intellect, the emotions, and the culture. I’m interested too in what ways the poem provokes and challenges us, what gives the poem its power to seduce and trouble and soothe, what gives it its music and voice as distinct from speech.

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