LING-432 Ethnography of Poetry
Spring for 2017-2018
The Text: A reading package of collection 100 poems from various cultures. Other materials: T. S. Eliot, Selected Essays (1932); S. Langer, Feeling and Form (1933); Paul Valery, Selected Writings (1964).
1. Introduction: Ethnography of poetry: Eliot on Dante.
2. Poetry as ethnography of life: (the life of emotions and desires; an instrument of knowledge, an art in the service of culture and civilization; a collection of words that bears in itself the substance of culture: Eliot on Shakespeare; , Langer, Chapters 1, 2, 3; Valery, Essays on various subjects.
3. Poetry and feeling: Langer, Poesis; Valery, On poetry
4. Readings, analysis, and discussion: From the collection of 100 poems from various cultures.
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