2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 123 - Voicing the Verse: Poetry in Performance


This course will focus on the creativity and craft involved in both writing and oral presentation. Through diving into texts and techniques ranging from Homer to Hip hop, students will examine and become more knowledgable about how language, spoken and unspoken, is used to create meaning and connections with an audience. In addition to writing, reading, and/or rehearsing poetry, storytelling, rap, spoken word, slam poetry, political speeches, etc…, students will weekly write 300-400 word observations focusing on how aspects of language and/or performance were effectively used in any creative media with which they’ve engaged. This course is especially useful for students interested in careers in which writing and public presentation are required. For undergraduate English majors and minors, this course satisfies the Genre (C-1) requirement. This course satisfies the Aesthetic Perspective (AP).

 

 

 

Course Designation/Attribute: AP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Most years in spring semester.