EN 2LV: LYRIC VOICES, 1340-1650

This module will explore the development of lyric poetry from anonymous medieval songs, to complex courtly verse inspired by French and Italian fashions, to the great variety of lyric poems written by men and women in the seventeenth century. It will examine the construction of lyric personae and their characteristic voices, including the lover, the sinner, the courtier, and the social commentator. Attention will be given to the varied contexts in which lyric poetry appeared, and to the emergence of modern ideas of authorship. Seminars will be grouped around such topics as: love; religious experience; audiences and authorship; soical satire.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II A 1