Resisting and Conforming to Forms in Poetry מבנים וצורות בשירה: התנגדות ואימוץ
BA Seminar סמינר בי.איי
The field of contemporary poetry is often, if somewhat artificially, divided into camps, like traditional/formal poetry and avant-garde poetry. But, as David Caplan and others have shown, these categorizations are limited for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that many experimental and innovative poets employ traditional forms in interesting ways. In that sense, part of what makes poetry innovative is precisely its negotiation with markers of traditional poetry (e.g. the sonnet and rhyme). In this seminar we will look at new (and old) manifestations of old (and new) forms, and read texts by poets and critics who explicitly address the question of form. The seminar will be particularly beneficial for students with background and interest in poetry.