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123222 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2017W)

Lyric Words, Lyric Worlds

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 18 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 11.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 18.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 25.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 08.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 15.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 22.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 29.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 06.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 13.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 10.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 17.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 24.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 31.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In his recent influential monograph (2015) on the theory of the lyric, Jonathan Culler describes the lyric as a genre that neither invents nor narrates. According to Culler, it is the purpose of lyric poetry to teach and delight, i.e., to present profound words of truth in appealing and memorable turns of phrase. In this course we will explore the issue of lyric world building. We will apply the theories of fictional world projection, possible world creation and immersion to probe poetry’s immersive capability and to inquire whether the lyric has indeed no interest in counterbalancing its strongly self-referential focus on shape, sound and self-contained image.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, presentation, seminar paper, mini-essay during class, pop-up exams

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

John Donne, “The Flea”; Thomas Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”, William Blake, “The Sick Rose” & “London”, Samuel T. Coleridge, “Kubla Khan” ,John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale”; Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Sonnets from the Portuguese”, Robert Browning: “My Last Duchess”; Christina Rossetti, “Goblin Market”, Alfred Noyes, “The Highwayman”; Wilfred Owen: “Strange Meeting”, T. S. Eliot: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”; Philip Larkin, “The Whitsun Weddings”, Sylvia Plath, “Daddy”; Bob Dylan, “Only a Pawn in their Game” & “Abandoned Love”, Patience Agbabi, “UFO WOMAN”, Kate Tempest, selected poetry

Reading list

Culler, Jonathan. Theory of the Lyric. Cambridge, MA: CUP, 2015.
Culler, Jonathan. “Lyric Worlds, not Worlds.” Journal of Literary Theory 11.1 (2017): 32-39.
Zettelmann, Eva. “Apostrophe, Speaker Projection and Lyric World-Building.” Poetics Today 38.1 (2017): 189-201.
Zettelmann, Eva. “Discordia Concors: Immersion and Artifice in the Lyric.” Journal of Literary Theory 11.1 (2017): 136-148.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4,
Lehrinhalt: 12-0374

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