The Language of Modern Hebrew Literature: Poetry
The language of poetry spans between two poles: the normative and the innovative use of language. The course offers linguistic tools for examining the emergence of Modern Hebrew poetry. Its lexical, syntactic, pragmatic, prosodic aspect are examined form a linguistic, and a historical point of view, pointing at the unique phenomenon of the returning of Hebrew to full life, as well as to its relations tendencies and styles in European poetry. The course begins with poets of the enlightenment era and ends in the present days.
Demands: active participation, two term papers.