ENGL219 Poetry and Music
Note: This information is for 2013, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.
|Title||Poetry and Music|
|Teaching Period(s)||First semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$)||749.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZ$)||3,150.00|
A study of the relationship between poetry and music, including poetry as song, folk traditions, and performance.
Prerequisite: One 100-level ENGL or MUSI paper (excluding ENGL 126) or 36 points
Schedule C: Arts and Music
When we listen to pop music or hip hop, we don't normally think of it as poetry. But in fact the distinction between poetry and music is not as clear as we might imagine. This course examines a range of intersections between poetry and music from the common origins of poetry and song lyrics in the traditions of oral cultures to the music of Gustav Mahler, and the lyrics of Patti Smith, David Bowie, and hip hop artists. Throughout the course, we investigate how poetry and lyrics achieve musical effects through language and explore the relationship between sound and sense. We also address the changing relationship between poetry and song lyrics, looking at their mutual influence and the performative aspects of both genres.
Poetry and Music Course Anthology (Available from the Print Shop)
Dr Sandra Muller, Dr Graeme Downes, Dr Simone Celine Marshall
|Lecture||Tue, Fri : 12:00-12:50|
|Tutorial||Times to be arranged|