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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


ENGL 65.06 The Poetry and Rhetoric of Love, from Petrarch to Nerve.com

What we call "love poetry" has generally been a way of expressing much more than the emotional and erotic fascination of one person with another. Often it seems to bypass the love-object altogether, and more eagerly examines power relations or poetic achievement. Beginning with early examples, and moving on to contemporary and modern poems, our course will place love poems by men and women in the context of an ongoing poetic tradition, recent feminist criticism and

theory, and talk about love and sex in recent popular culture.  This last will include: excerpts from recent books about dating and seduction, film, contemporary song lyrics, dating websites, and Blitzmail.  Dist: LIT; WCult: W.  No Course Group. 

Prerequisite

Recommended: two completed English courses.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

Offered

Not offered 2017-18; May be offered 2018-19

Department-Specific Course Categories

No Course Group Designation