|Semester and Year||FA 2009|
|Time||3:30 PM - 4:45 PM|
In this course we study the correspondence between the world of sound and the world of words. While the analogy between poetry and music reaches back to the origins of poetry, in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries poets, philosophers, writers of fiction, and composers breathed new life into the relationship between these arts. We look back to some early philosophical writings on the relations between poetry and music, and then examine how symbolist and modernist thinkers considered these arts. Our inquiry will concentrate on why there was such a rebirth of interest on the part of philosophers, poets, writers, and musicians in the expressive possibilities born of the intermingling of these art forms. Readings may include Plato’s Phaedrus , Aristotle’s On the Art of Poetry and On Music , poems of Mallarmé, Valéry, Langston Hughes, Stevens, as well as Forster’s A Room with a View and Stravinsky’s The Poetics of Music .
Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)