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PGSE0358

Poetry and Fernando Pessoa

Principles of Poetry and the Works of Fernando Pessoa
In the first part of this course we will study general aspects of poetry. Some questions that will guide us are: "What is poetry?", "What has been its role in society since ancient times?", "How does one read a poem?", "How does one establish the value of a poem?". In considering these questions, we will analyze poetic pieces from Lusophone poets such as Camões, Drummond, and José Craveirinha. In the second part we will focus on the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), his works, and his "case”-which refers to the literary phenomenon called heteronym, which, roughly speaking, means the fragmentation of the "author" into other "authors". (PGSE 0215 or equivalent) 3 hrs lect./disc.
Subject:
Portuguese
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT LNG

Sections

Fall 2010

PGSE0358A-F10 Lecture (Higa)